NTSB Identification: ANC83LA091.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21276.
Accident occurred Monday, June 06, 1983 in DEADHORSE, AK
Aircraft: BELL 205A-1, registration: N17AL
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 HELICOPTER COLLIDED WITH A POLE AND LANDED HARD DURING AIR TAXI TO POSITION THE ACFT. THE PILOT HAD JUST OFF LOADED PASSENGERS AND WAS ALONE IN THE HELICOPTER. A WITNESS SAID THE PILOT HOVERED TOO CLOSE TO THE POLE AND BOTH ROTOR BLADESMADE CONTACT. THE POLE THAT WAS STRUCK WAS SEVERED ABOUT 12 FT AGL.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..UTILITY POLE

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