NTSB Identification: FTW82FRG27
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, March 26, 1982 in AUSTIN, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/26/1983
Aircraft: BELL 206, registration: N5739Y
Injuries: 1 Fatal,1 Serious.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

DURING A LOW PASS OVER LAKE AUSTIN THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH POWER CABLES ABOUT 300 FEET ABOVE THE LAKE. WITNESSES REPORTED TWO LOUD CRACKING SOUNDS AND THAT THE HELICOPTER PITCHED UP AND GYRATED WILDLY THEN CONTINUED IN THE ORIGINAL DIRECTION OF FLIGHT AND CRASHED INTO THE LAKE AT ABOUT A 30 DEGREE NOSE DOWN ANGLE.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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