NTSB Identification: LAX86LA242.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31897.
Accident occurred Friday, June 06, 1986 in THERMAL, CA
Aircraft: HILLER UH-12E, registration: N8503W
Injuries: 1 Fatal,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 HELICOPTER COLLIDED WITH TERRAIN DURING A MANEUVERING TURN WHILE APPLYING A PESTICIDE TO A CULTIVATED FIELD. THE ACFT WAS SEEN ON THE PASS JUST PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT AND THE ACFT APPEARED TO BE LOWER THAN USUAL. THE ACFT WAS DESTROYED BY POST-IMPACT FIRE.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED
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