NTSB Identification: DEN83LA124.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20682.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Monday, May 30, 1983 in KEMMERER, WY
Aircraft: AEROSPATIALE SA-315B, registration: N16297
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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 CRASHED DURING TAKEOFF. THE WEATHER WAS VMC AND A COMPANY VFR FLIGHT PLAN WAS ON FILE. ACCORDING TO THE PILOT, HE TOOKOFF AND BROUGHT THE ACFT TO A HOVER, MADE A RIGHT PEDAL TURN AND ACCELERATED FOR A NORMAL TAKEOFF. THE ACFT SUDDENLY JERKED, WENT NOSE DOWN AND LANDED UPSIDE DOWN. THE GROUND OBSERVER INFORMED THE PILOT AFTER THE ACCIDENT THAT THE EXTERNAL LINE WITH A LOAD WAS STILL ATTACHED. THE PILOT WAS CONFIDENT HE HAD RELEASED THE LONG LINE FROM THE ACFT BELLY HOOK AFTER LANDING.

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

PICKUP EQUIPMENT..ENGAGED

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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