NTSB Identification: DEN85LA144.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29531.
Accident occurred Wednesday, May 29, 1985 in FREEMAN, SD
Aircraft: Continental Copters TOMCAT MARK 5A/OH13H, registration: N9081T
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 PLT SAID HE HAD COMPLETED 4 TO 5 SWATH RUNS (CROP SPRAYING MISSION). DURING A TURNING MANUEVER WITH A LEFT QUATERING TAIL WIND, FULL LEFT PEDAL,FULL PWR,THE HELICOPTER HAD A HIGH SINK RATE UNTIL GRD IMPACT.

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..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

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

DESCENT..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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