NTSB Identification: LAX93LA021.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 47837.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 31, 1992 in GONZALES, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/30/1993
Aircraft: BELL 47G2, registration: N919SF
Injuries: 1 Minor,1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PILOT AND PILOT/OBSERVER COMPLETED A SPRAYING OPERATION AND LANDED THE HELICOPTER IN AN OPEN FIELD. THE PILOT THEN DECIDED TO BACK UP. WHEN BACKING UP THE HELICOPTER STRUCK SOME WIRES AND CRASHED. THE PILOT REPORTED EXPERIENCING CYCLIC CONTROL PROBLEMS. THE POST ACCIDENT EXAMINATION DISCLOSED NO EVIDENCE OF ANY PREEXISTING MALFUNCTION OR FAILURE. THE PILOT OBSERVER DID NOT REPORT ANY FLIGHT CONTROL MALFUNCTIONS.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE CLEARANCE FROM THE WIRES.

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