NTSB Identification: SEA85LA126.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27921.
Accident occurred Thursday, May 30, 1985 in ATHENA, OR
Aircraft: HILLER UH-12E, registration: N37HS
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.

THE ACFT SETTLED BACK TO THE GROUND SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF BEFORE ACHIEVING TRANSLATIOANAL LIFT. THE PLT WAS ATTEMPTING TO TEST A NEW SPRAY UNIT THAT HAD BEEN INSTALLED.HE HAD PUT 80 GALLONS OF WATER IN THE SPRAY TANKS.

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

LIFT-OFF..PREMATURE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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