NTSB Identification: CHI83LA250.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20896.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 11, 1983 in DETROIT, MI
Aircraft: BELL 47G5A, registration: N7995J
Injuries: 1 Minor,1 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 PILOT STATED THAT HE WAS ASSIGNED A COMMUNITY AFFAIRS PROJECT TO FLY A 'RONALD MCDONALD' CLOWN TO A NEARBY RESTAURANT FOR A MAGIC SHOW. DURING THE HOVER IN THE LANDING AREA THE ROTOR BLADES STRUCK A LIGHT POLE. THE HELICOPTER PITCHED FORWARD AND LANDED ON THE BUBBLE CANOPY.

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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