NTSB Identification: LAX82FA242
Nonscheduled 14 CFR Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter
Accident occurred Saturday, July 03, 1982 in GRAND CANYON, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/03/1983
Aircraft: BELL 206B, registration: N4778R
Injuries: 5 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.
PILOT LOST POWER DURING SIGHT-SEEING FLIGHT AND DECIDED TO MAKE A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING. HE ABORTED ONE LANDING DUE TO WIND AND WAS AT 50 AGL FOR 2ND ATTEMPT WHEN POWER DECREASED.DUE TO WIND AND LACK OF POWER THE AIRCRAFT MADE CONTACT WITH A TREE AND THE MAIN ROTOR HIT THE GROUND.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:FUEL SYSTEM,FUEL CONTROL..UNDETERMINED
WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND
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