NTSB Identification: ATL82FA161
Nonscheduled 14 CFR Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter
Accident occurred Friday, June 11, 1982 in HAZARD, KY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/11/1983
Aircraft: AEROSPATIALE AS350D, registration: N5781Z
Injuries: 1 Serious,2 Minor,1 Uninjured.
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 WAS ON AN AERIAL SURVEY FLIGHT WITH 3 ENGINEERS ON BOARD. DURING THE FLIGHT, THE PILOT WAS FLYING TO VARIOUS AREAS IN RESPONSE TO COMMANDS FROM THE OBSERVERS (ENGINEERS). WHILE RESPONDING TO A COMMAND, THE HELICOPTER COLLIDED WITH AN ELECTRICAL TRANSMISSION LINE. THE PILOT ATTEMPTED TO CONTROL THE HELICOPTER DURING A FORCED LANDING. DURING THE LANDING, IT IMPACTED ON THE SIDE OF A BUILDING AND TUMBLED TO THE GROUND.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND
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