NTSB Identification: LAX83LA289.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20520.
Accident occurred Friday, June 17, 1983 in THERMAL, CA
Aircraft: HILLER UH-12E, registration: N116HA
Injuries: 1 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 ACFT COLLIDED WITH A TRUCK WHILE ATTEMPTING TO LAND ON THE LOADING POOL OF THE TRUCK BEING USED FOR REFUELING PURPOSES. THE PILOT OF THE HELICOPTER STATED THAT WHEN ABOUT 6 INCHES FROM TOUCHDOWN HE FELT SOMETHING FUNNY AND SINCE THE REFUELING MAN WAS STANDING OF THE PLATFORM CLOSE TO THE HELICOPTER HE ELECTED TO LAND ON THE GROUND. IN MANEUVERING THE ACFT THE TAIL BOOM HIT THE TRUCK BED, THE PILOT LOST CONTROL AND THE ACFT ROLLED OVER ON ITS RIGHT SIDE. THERE WAS NO FIRE AND ONLY ONE MINOR INJURY.

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

PLANNED APPROACH..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..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..VEHICLE

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