NTSB Identification: DEN83LA095.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21301.
Accident occurred Wednesday, March 30, 1983 in CRAIG, CO
Aircraft: AEROSPATIALE SA 315B, registration: N5770F
Injuries: 1 Serious,4 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 WAS BEING USED IN A LONG LINE DEMONSTRATION WHEN THE CABLE CONTACTED A MAN ON THE GROUND AND INJURED HIM.ACCORDING TO THE PILOT, AFTER THE ACFT WAS LANDED AT THE STAGING AREA, THE FIELD WAS BRIEFED ON HELICOPTER OPERATIONS FOR APRX 45 MIN. WHEN THE HELICOPTER TOOK OFF SEVERAL DISTRATIONS CAUSED THE GROUND CREWMEN TO FORGET TO DISCONNECT THE LONG LINE. NO ONE NOTICED THE LINE DRAGGING ON THE GROUND UNTIL IT HIT THE MAN. THE GROUND CREW HAD TURNED AWAY FROM THE STAGING AREA TO WALK TO THE PARKING LOT WHEN THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED.

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

MISCELLANEOUS EQUIPMENT..NOT CORRECTED..GROUND PERSONNEL

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

CHECKLIST..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..OTHER PERSON

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