Date: January 20, 1985
Time: 23:15
Location: Carson, New Mexico
Operator: Air Taxi - EMS
Flight #: ?
Route: Albuquerque, NM - Taos, NM -
AC Type: Bell 206 L-1
Registration: N40TE
cn / ln: 45712
Aboard: 3   (passengers:2  crew:1)
Fatalities: 3   (passengers:2  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: The helicopter crashed in open terrain during a turn to reverse direction. Witnesses stated the aircraft was heading north and was on a converging course with high tension lines that were about 80 to 100 ft high and the belly counted spotlight was illuminated when it passed overhead. The helicopter impacted snow covered terrain in a steep descending bank to the right at a high rate of speed on a southerly heading. The power lines showed no evidence of having been struck. Pilot did not maintain directional control.

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