NTSB Identification: ANC76AA131
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of ERA HELICOPTER
Aircraft: BELL 206B, registration: N374EH

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-2753  76/9/14  NR.JUNEAU AK          BELL 206B           CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 29, 4697
        TIME - 1130                    N374EH              PX-  0  0  2  AIR TAXI-PASSG            TOTAL HOURS, 2040 IN
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            TYPE, NOT INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          FIELD SITE                  JUNEAU,AK
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: TREES                                     TAKEOFF: INITIAL CLIMB
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           WEATHER - WIND SHEAR
           WEATHER - DOWNDRAFT,UPDRAFTS
        FACTOR(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INITIATED FLIGHT IN ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS
        WEATHER BRIEFING - NO RECORD OF BRIEFING RECEIVED
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON LAND
                                  SUSPECTED OR KNOWN AIRCRAFT DAMAGE
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          BROKEN                                                    2000
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES
          NONE                                                     150
        WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS                                      TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
           35                                                      VFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          NONE
        REMARKS- DURING PINNACLE DEPT ACFT ENCOUNTERED SEVERE DOWNDRAFTS, DESCENDED & HIT TREES & VEGETATION.

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