NTSB Identification: SEA87LA172.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34606.
Accident occurred Thursday, August 20, 1987 in GRANDVIEW, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/29/1988
Aircraft: BELL 47G2, registration: N74161
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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

AFTER THE COMPLETION OF SPRAY OPERATIONS THE PILOT WAS ATTEMPTING TO PLACE THE HELICOPTER ONTO A TRAILER. THE PILOT MISJUDGED HIS POSITION, OVER-CORRECTED, AND THEN LOST CONTROL OF THE HELICOPTER, STRIKING THE GROUND.

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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