NTSB Identification: CHI85LA204.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27792.
Accident occurred Tuesday, May 21, 1985 in MANTUA, OH
Aircraft: BELL 47G-2A, registration: N73219
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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

DURING AN AERIAL APPLICATION FLT, THE PLT BANKED THE HELICOPER TO FLY AROUND A UTILITY POLE; HOWEVER, THE MAIN ROTOR BLADES CONTACTED THE POLE. THE HELICOPTER THEN DESCENDED, LANDED ON ITS SKIDS & SUSTAINED SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE. THE PLT STATED THAT THE GUSTY WIND CONDITIONS CONTRIBUTED TO THE ACCIDENT.

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

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

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

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..UTILITY POLE

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