NTSB Identification: SEA87LA118.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33805.
Accident occurred Friday, June 12, 1987 in MILTON-FREEWATR, OR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/02/1988
Aircraft: BELL 47G-3B-2, registration: N2219W
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 WAS HOVERING UP RISING TERRAIN AT A SLOW AIRSPEED, AT 15 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND WHILE ON AN AGRICULTURAL SPRAYING FLIGHT AND ENCOUNTERED SETTLING WITH POWER. THE AIRCRAFT ENTERED AN UNCONTROLLED DESCENT AND IMPACTED THE GROUND.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RISING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE

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