NTSB Identification: NYC82FA053
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, March 12, 1982 in SPANGLER, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/12/1983
Aircraft: ROBINSON R22, registration: N9079M
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.

THE HELICOPTER STRUCK A SET OF NORTH-SOUTH POWERLINES WHILE THE PILOT WAS PATROLLING A SET OF EAST-WEST POWERLINES. THE POWERLINES BEING PATROLLED PASSED UNDER THE LINES THAT WERE STRUCK. THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED OVER HILLY, WOODED TERRAIN.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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