NTSB Identification: LAX00LA124.
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Accident occurred Sunday, March 12, 2000 in VACAVILLE, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/17/2001
Aircraft: Bell 47G, registration: N9763Z
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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The pilot was flying low while applying chemicals to a field. He completed spraying approximately half of the field, when he collided with wires that he did not see. He extricated himself from the helicopter, which subsequently caught fire.

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

Failure of the pilot to see wires and maintain clearance while flying at a low altitude.

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