NTSB Identification: ANC84LA012.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22631.
Accident occurred Sunday, October 30, 1983 in KODIAK, AK
Aircraft: BELL 206-B, registration: N90188
Injuries: 1 Serious,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.

WHILE INSPECTING A TRANSMISSION WIRE TOWER, THE LEFT SKID BECAME ENTANGLED WITH THE POWER LINE GUIDE. THIS PULLED THE HELICOPTER OUT OF CG. WHILE THE PLT WAS TRYING TO CORRECT THE PROBLEM, THE M/R BLADE CONTACTED THE TOWER & STRUCK THE TAIL BOOM SEPARATING THE T/R. THE PLT STATED THAT THE OPERATION HAD BEEN PREVIOUSLY PERFORMED WITHOUT INCIDENT, & THAT THE CREWMEMBER WHO WAS INSPECTING THE POWER LINE GUIDE FAILED TO CHECK THE ACFT CLEARANCE PRIOR TO SIGNALING THE PLT TO CLEAR TO TOWER.

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

CLEARANCE..NOT IDENTIFIED..OTHER CREWMEMBER


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)

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