Aircraft Incident/Accident Report


Supply, North Carolina
Monday, March 19, 1984 22:00 EST

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
THE PLT AND PASSG STATED THAT AS THE FLT APPROACHED SUPPLY, NC, THE WX CONDITIONS DETERIORIATED AND THE HELICOPTER ENCOUNTERED A FOG BANK. THE PASSG RECALLED THAT THE VISIBILITY REDUCED COMPLETELY AND VISUAL CONTACT WITH THE GROUND WAS LOST. THE PLT DECIDED TO FLY EAST TOWARD THE OCEAN AND DECENDED TO A LOWER ALTITUDE HOPING FOR BETTER WX. THE ACFT STRUCK A TREE AND CRASHED.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
Not Yet Reported
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date3/19/1984 
Event Day of the WeekMonday 
Time of Event2200 
Event Time ZoneEastern Standard Time 
Event CitySUPPLY  
Event StateNORTH CAROLINA 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site  
Event Date Year1984 
Event Date Month
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude  
Event Location Longitude  
Event Location Airport  
Event Location Nearest Airport ID  
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportUnknown 
Distance from airport in statute miles
Degrees magnetic from airport
Airport Elevation-- 
Weather Briefing CompletenessUnknown 
Investigator's weather sourceUnknown 
Time of the weather observation2204 Eastern Standard Time 
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)
Weather Observation Facility IDILM  
Elevation of weather observation facility
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)
Time Zone of the weather observationEST 
Lighting ConditionsNight/Dark 
Lowest Ceiling Height100 
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height
Sky/Lowest/Cloud ConditionsUnknown 
Sky Condition for Lowest CeilingOvercast 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)
Visibility (Statute Miles)
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)11 
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)11 
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)70 
Variable Wind IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Speed (knots)11 
Wind Velocity Indicator Unknown 
Wind Gust IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Gust (knots) 10 
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) 29 
Density Altitude (feet)
Intensity of PrecipitationUnknown 
METAR weather report -- 
Event Highest InjurySerious 
On Ground, Fatal Injuries
On Ground, Minor Injuries
On Ground, Serious Injuries
Injury Total Fatal-- 
Injury Total Minor-- 
Injury Total None-- 
Injury Total Serious
Injury Total All
Investigating AgencyNTSB 
NTSB Docket Number (internal use)174 
NTSB Notification Source-- 
NTSB Notification Date-- 
NTSB Notification Time
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket information24866 
Date of most recent change to recordJan 2 2001 9:15AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Basic weather conditionsInstrument Meteorological Cond 
FAA District Office-- 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN8782F 
NTSB NumberATL84LA125  
Missing Aircraft Indicator
Federal Aviation Reg. PartPart 91: General Aviation 
Type of Flight Plan filedNone 
Flight plan Was Activated?-- 
DamageSubstantial 
Aircraft FireNone 
Aircraft ExplosionNone 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NameHUGHES  
Aircraft Model269  
Aircraft Series Identifier269  
Aircraft Serial Number0107  
Certified Max Gross Weight1550 
Aircraft CategoryHelicopter 
Aircraft Registration ClassU.S. Registered/U.S. Soil 
Aircraft is a homebuilt?No 
Flight Crew Seats-- 
Cabin Crew Seats-- 
Passenger Seats-- 
Total number of seats on the aircraft
Number of Engines
Fixed gear or retractable gearFixed 
Aircraft, Type of Last Inspection100 Hour 
Date of Last InspectionMar 3 1984 12:00AM 
Airframe hours since last inspection55 
Airframe Hours783 
ELT InstalledNo 
ELT ActivatedNo 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteUnknown 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NameSOUTH CAROLINA  
Aircraft Owner Street AddressRT. 3, BOX 167A  
Aircraft Owner CityNINTY SIX,  
Aircraft Owner StateSC 
Aircraft Owner Country  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode29666  
Operator is an individual?-- 
Operator Name  
Operator Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Street Address  
Operator City  
Operator State  
Operator Country  
Operator Zip code  
Operator Code  
Owner has at least one certificateYes - certificate holder 
Other Operator of large aircraft?No 
Certified for Part 133 or 137 OperationUnknown 
Operator Certificate Number-- 
Indicates whether an air carrier operation was scheduled or not-- 
Indicates Domestic or International Flight-- 
Operator carrying Pax/Cargo/Mail-- 
Type of Flying (Per_Bus / Primary)Business 
Second Pilot on BoardNo 
Departure Point Same as EventNo 
Departure Airport Code  
Departure CityGEORGETOWN  
Departure StateSC 
Departure Country  
Departure Time2100 
Departure Time ZoneEST 
Destination Same as Local Flt-- 
Destination Airport Code  
Destination CityWILMINGTON  
Destination StateNC 
Destination Country  
Specific Phase of FlightManeuvering 
Report sent to ICAO?-- 
Evacuation occurred-- 
Date of most recent change to recordJan 2 2001 10:36AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Since inspection or accident-- 
Event Location Runway Number and Location0  
Runway Length-- 
Runway Width-- 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--