NTSB Identification: LAX85LA079.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27318.
Accident occurred Friday, December 21, 1984 in CHATSWORTH, CA
Aircraft: BELL 47G, registration: N182JR
Injuries: 2 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 PLT WAS PRACTICING OFF AIRPORT TOUCH & GO'S. ON THE SECOND LNDG THE LEFT SKID CONTACTED A HIDDEN DIRT EMBANKMENT ANDTHE ACFT ROLLED OVER. A POST IMPACT FIRE CONSUMED THE AIRCRAFT. BOTH CERTIFICATED COMMERCIAL PLTS ABOARD THE HELICOPTER ESCAPED UNHARMED. THE LANDING AREA CONTAINED HIGH VEGETATION.

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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIDDEN OBSTRUCTION(S)


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DUSK

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