NTSB Identification: LAX84LA273.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24484.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 29, 1984 in SALINAS, CA
Aircraft: BELL UH-1B, registration: N57HP
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.

WHILE SPRAYING A FIELD OF ARTICHOKES, THE PLT HAD MADE 1 PASS SOUTHBOUND & STARTED ANOTHER NORTHBOUND. HE BEGAN THE SWATH RUN BY DESCENDING OVER POWER LINES, THEN TRIED TO CLIMB & CLEAR RISING TERRAIN BEYOND THE LINES. HOWEVER, THE HELICOPTER CONTINUED SETTLING & IMPACTED THE RISING TERRAIN.

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RISING

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