NTSB Identification: DEN83LA043
Nonscheduled 14 CFR Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter
Accident occurred Friday, December 31, 1982 in 11MI. SO.OFTELL, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/31/1983
Aircraft: BELL 206B, registration: N2750D
Injuries: 1 Minor,4 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

PILOT TRIED TO LAND AT 12,500 FOOT LEVEL. IN THE ROTORWASH WHITEOUT HE LOST VISUAL CUES AND ROTOR STRUCK THE SLOPE BECAUSE THE RIGHT LANDING GEAR MADE SNOW CONTACT.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL/AURAL DETECTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

JUDGMENT..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH TERRAIN

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