NTSB Identification: FTW83FA280.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23230.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Thursday, June 16, 1983 in EUGENE ISL.BLK
Aircraft: BELL 206B III, registration: N5010U
Injuries: 3 Fatal.

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 USED TO SHUTTLE PAX & SUPPLIES BETWEEN VARIOUS OIL DRILLING PLATFORMS & WAS EN ROUTE BETWEEN TWO ISLANDS WHEN THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED. WRECKAGE WAS SPOTTED 6 MILES WEST OF THE DESTINATION ISLAND. ONLY THE PILOT'S BODY WAS RETRIEVED & 2 PAX WERE PRESUMED DROWNED. THERE WERE NO DISTRESS CALLS. SEAS WERE CALM & VISUAL METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS PREVAILED. REMAINING DEBRIS WAS INSUFFICIENT TO DETERMINE A CAUSE OF THE ACCIDENT.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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