NTSB Identification: DEN85LA042.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26114.
Accident occurred Thursday, December 13, 1984 in SPRINGVILLE, UT
Aircraft: HUGHES 369D, registration: N58220
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE ACFT WAS BEING POSITIONED AT A REMOTE SITE FOR A PASSENGER PICK-UP. DURING THE MANEUVERING TO GET INTO A GOOD SPOT FOR LANDING THE PLT LOST VISUAL REFERENCE BECAUSE OF BLOWING SNOW. THE PLT SAID HE FELT THE RIGHT SKID HIT THE GROUND AND LOWERED COLLECTIVE BUT THE ACFT CONTINUED TO ROLL UNTIL THE MAIN ROTOR BLADES MADE CONTACT WITH THE GROUND AND THE FUSELAGE CAME TO REST ON ITS SIDE.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

VISUAL LOOKOUT..REDUCED..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

VISUAL/AURAL PERCEPTION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOW COVERED


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..WHITEOUT

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