NTSB investigation of Kamiah, ID helicopter accident reveals dropped object may have caused crash

The National Transportation Safety Board investigation into a helicopter accident in Kamiah, Idaho reveals that a dropped metal clipboard may have been a factor in the accident.

The helicopter, which crashed in downtown Kamiah, killed the pilot, Perry Drinnitt, and two Idaho Fish and Game biologists, Larry Barrett and Dani Schiff.

The NTSB investigation revealed that eyewitnesses observed objects falling from the helicopter prior to the crash. If an object hit the tail rotor, it might have unbalanced the helicopter. Newer models of helicopters enclose the tail rotors.

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NTSB: Clipboard found near tail rotor at Kamiah crash

Posted September 10, 2010
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