NTSB Identification: ANC83LA029.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20925.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Thursday, January 06, 1983 in TIGVARIAK ISL., AK
Aircraft: BELL 212, registration: N2150S
Injuries: 8 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 HELICOPTER MADE A HARD LANDING AT NIGHT AT AN UNLIGHTED DRILL RIG SITE. THE PILOT CALLED THE RIG SITE ON THE RADIO TO ASK FOR LIGHTS BUT THEY WERE NOT TURNED ON. THE PILOT TRIED TO LAND WITHOUT THE LIGHTS AND ENCOUNTERED BLOWING SNOW FROM THE ROTOR WASH. THE ALT WAS MISJUDGED AND THE ACFT HIT HARD AND MOVING FASTER THAN EXPECTED. THE PILOT STATED THAT THE ACCIDENT COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED IF HE HAD WAITED FOR THE LIGHTS TO BE TURNED ON.

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

PROPER ASSISTANCE..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..WHITEOUT


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

Index for Jan1983 | Index of months