NTSB Identification: LAX84LA104.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22518.
Accident occurred Tuesday, December 13, 1983 in PARADISE, CA
Aircraft: BELL 47H-1, registration: N42403
Injuries: 1 Serious.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

ACCORDING TO WITNESSES, THE HELICOPTER LIFTED OFF NEAR THE NORTH END OF RWY 17 WHILE ON AN EASTENLY HEADING. AFTER LIFT-OFF, IT TURNED RIGHT, AS IF TO PROCEED DOWN THE RWY. AFTER RISING TO ABOUT 5 FT AGL, IT SETTLED & CONTACTED THE RWY, ROSE AGAIN, THEN TILTED TO THE RIGHT. SUBSEQUENTLY, IT STRUCK 2 PARKED ACFT, THEN CRASHED & BURNED. THE PLT WAS THROWN FROM THE ACFT, BUT THE FIRE SPREAD IN HIS DIRECTION & HE WAS BURNED. AN INSPECTION OF THE WRECKAGE WAS MADE, BUT NO PREIMPACT FAILURES WERE FOUND. THE PLT WAS SERIOUSLY INJURED, AND REPORTEDLY, HE COULD NOT REMEMBER THE FLT.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..AIRCRAFT PARKED/STANDING

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