NTSB Identification: LAX00LA077.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, January 26, 2000 in FIVE POINTS, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/02/2001
Aircraft: Hiller UH-12E, registration: N68024
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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The pilot took off from a loading truck for the second time with the intention of spraying a nearby field. En route, he flew over a road and maneuvered beneath a telephone line that was suspended between 25 and 30 feet above the ground. The helicopter's tail rotor contacted the line and he lost control. The helicopter spun around and impacted the ground.

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

The pilot's inadequate clearance while maneuvering beneath a telephone line.

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