NTSB Identification: CHI82FA335
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, September 03, 1982 in DUBLIN, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/03/1983
Aircraft: BELL 206B, registration: N16969
Injuries: 1 Fatal,3 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.

A FLIGHT OF 2 HELICOPTERS PROCEEDED WITHOUT INCIDENT FROM CUMBERLAND TO THE VICINITY OF DUBLIN, OH WITHOUT INCIDENT. AFTER THEY CIRCLED THE AREA TO DETERMINE THE DIRECTION AND THE LOCATION OF OBSTACLES, THE FIRST HELICOPTER LANDED WITHOUT INCIDENT. THE PILOT OF THE FIRST AIRCRAFT RADIOED THAT THERE WAS A LITTLE LIGHT CHOP CLOSE TO THE GROUND, BUT NOTHING OF ANY SIGNIFICANCE. THE SECOND HELICOPTER APPROACHED TO LAND ON A SOUTH SOUTHWESTERLY HEADING. AT ABOUT 50 FT AGL AND 100 YARDS FROM THE LANDING AREA, IT PITCHED UP AND BANKED TO THE RIGHT. AS THE BANK TO THE RIGHT CONTINUED, THE NOSE DROPPED AND THE HELICOPTER STRUCK THE GROUND IN NEAR VERTICAL (NOSE DOWN) ATTITUDE. AN EXAMINATION OF THE AIRCRAFT, FLIGHT CONTROLS AND ENGINE REVEALED NO PREIMPACT DISCREPANCIES THAT WOULD HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THE CRASH.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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