NTSB Identification: FTW82DA076
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, March 02, 1982 in MUSTANG BLK A11
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/02/1983
Aircraft: BELL 12, registration: N1080S
Injuries: 1 Serious,5 Uninjured.

WHILE THE HELICOPTER WAS AT FLIGHT IDLE WAITING FOR THE NEXT LOAD OF PASSENGERS TO BOARD, A PASSENGER, WHO HAD BEEN TRAINED IN HELICOPTER SAFETY, WALKED INTO THE ROTOR BLADES. THE PASSENGER WAS ATTEMPTING TO PASS BEHIND THE TAIL ROTOR WHEN HE WAS STRUCK IN THE HEAD.

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PASSENGER

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