NTSB Identification: SEA83FA040.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20315.
Accident occurred Tuesday, January 11, 1983 in NEWPORT, OR
Aircraft: BELL 206B, registration: N644PH
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

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 WAS LIFTING OFF WHEN THE LEFT SKID STUCK IN THE DIRT. THE ACFT DID A DYNAMIC ROLLOVER WHEN THE LEFT SKID REMAINED STUCK AS THE PILOT ATTEMPTED TO TAKEOFF. THE PILOT HAD JUST ON-LOADED TWO PASSENGERS BOTH ON THE LEFT SIDE. WEATHER WAS NOT A FACTOR AND NONE OF THE OCCUPANTS WERE INJURED.

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

LANDING GEAR,SKID ASSEMBLY..MOVEMENT RESTRICTED

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

LIFT-OFF..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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