NTSB Identification: LAX84LA105.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24160.
Accident occurred Tuesday, December 13, 1983 in SUPAI, AZ
Aircraft: BELL 206B, registration: N10MP
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 PLT WAS TRANSPORTING AN EXTERNAL LOAD OF DRYWALL PANELS WHEN THE ACFT'S ENG CHIP LIGHT ILLUMINATED. HE SET THE LOAD DOWN & INSPECTED THE ACFT & ENG. FINDING NOTHING WRONG, HE RECONNECTED THE CABLE WHICH WAS CONNECTED TO THE NET CONTAINING THE PANELS. HOWEVER HE INADVERTENTLY RECONNECTED THE CABLE TO THE ACFT IN SUCH A MANNER THAT IT PASSED OVER THE TOP OF THE RIGHT SKID TUBE AT THE HEEL. DURING THE SUBSEQUENT LIFT-OFF THE ACFT'S NOSE ABRUPTLY PITCHED UP & THE ACFT ROLLED ONTO ITS RIGHT SIDE IMPACTING THE TERRAIN.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:EQUIPMENT,OTHER..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND
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