NTSB Identification: FTW92LA007.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 44775.
Accident occurred Friday, October 11, 1991 in PALACIOS, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/05/1993
Aircraft: HILLER UH-12E, registration: N4029D
Injuries: 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 COMMERCIAL HELICOPTER PILOT WAS DEPARTING A TRAILER ON AN AGRICULTURAL APPLICATION FLIGHT. A SKID REMAINED TIED TO THE TRAILER WHEN A TAKEOFF WAS ATTEMPTED. CONTROL OF THE HELICOPTER WAS LOST AND IT COLLIDED WITH THE TERRAIN ADJACENT TO THE TRAILER.

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

THE PILOT'S INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT.

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