NTSB Identification: LAX85FA091.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27388.
Accident occurred Friday, December 28, 1984 in SAN DIEGO, CA
Aircraft: BELL 47G3B, registration: N474MP
Injuries: 1 Fatal,1 Serious.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE HELICOPTER LANDED ON THE MORRED TUNA BOAT. AFTER TOUDHDOWN THE HELICOPTER APPEARED TO BE REPOSITIONING ITSELF WHEN THE MAIN ROTOR BLADES CONTACTED THE BOOM PORTION OF A CRANE WHICH WAS BEING UTILIZED TO LOAD BAGS OF SALT ABOARD THE BOAT.

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

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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