NTSB Identification: FTW83LA078.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23428.
Accident occurred Sunday, November 27, 1983 in ALBUQUERQUE, NM
Aircraft: BELL 206L-1, registration: N2070Z
Injuries: 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.
AFTER TRANSPORTING A PATIENT & 2 CREWMEMBERS, THE PLT TOOK OFF FROM A MEDICAL CENTER HELIPAD TO OBTAIN FUEL AT A NEARBY ARPT. SHORTLY AFTER DEPARTING, A PARTIAL LOSS OF POWER WAS ENCOUNTERED. THE PLT STARTED TO LAND ON A ROAD, BUT SAW A CAR & TURNED TO AVOID IT. AT ABOUT THAT TIME, THE MAIN ROTOR BLADES HIT A METAL STREET LAMP POLE. THE PLT THEN MANEUVERD BELOW WIRES THAT WERE AHEAD. HE CONTINUED THE EMERGENCY LANDING & STOPPED AFTER SKIDDING ABOUT 30 TO 40 FT ON THE ROAD. AN EXAM OF THE ENG WAS MADE, BUT THE CAUSE OF THE PARTIAL POWER LOSS WAS NOT DETERMINED.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED
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