Accident Bell 206B JetRanger III N1882, Sunday 7 January 2007
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Date:Sunday 7 January 2007
Time:11:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Bell 206B JetRanger III
Owner/operator:Idaho Helicopters
Registration: N1882
MSN: 3960
Year of manufacture:1986
Total airframe hrs:8074 hours
Engine model:Rolls-Royce 250/C20B
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Boise, ID -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Boise, ID
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
After completing two local deer herding flights, the pilot landed the helicopter and waited about five minutes for the ground crew to be ready for him to start another herding flight. At the beginning of the third flight, he lifted off into a hover, and then performed a pedal-turn into the wind prior to entering translational lift. During the turn, the snow pad on one of the helicopter's skids caught in some tall brush, resulting in a dynamic rollover into the terrain. According to the pilot, there was no problem with the helicopter's flight controls, but he simply failed to see that there was tall brush ( approximately six feet high) behind and to the right of the aircraft.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain clearance from tall brush during a low-hover pedal turn. A factor was the six foot-tall brush located adjacent to the area where the pilot was operating.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: SEA07LA043
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report




Revision history:

02-Oct-2022 08:35 ASN Update Bot Added
16-Sep-2023 20:13 Ron Averes Updated

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