NTSB Identification: LAX86LA231.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32964.
Accident occurred Thursday, February 27, 1986 in CASTAIC, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/10/1988
Aircraft: BELL 47G-5, registration: N7802S
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.

THE HELICOPTER COLLIDED WITH UNMARKED WIRES WHILE HEADING INTO SUN DURING SPRAYING OPERATION. PLT DOES NOT RECALL SEEING OR HITTING WIRES.

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL/AURAL DETECTION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION


Contributing Factors

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..SUNGLARE

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