NTSB Identification: CHI84LA232.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24546.
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 13, 1984 in FAIRFAX, MN
Aircraft: BELL 47G, registration: N501H
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 HELICOPTER PLT TURNED AT THE END OF A SPRAY RUN & THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A POWER LINE. HE SAID THAT BECAUSE OF A QUARTERING TAILWIND, THE HELICOPTER WAS IN A NOSE HIGH ATTITUDE & THE TAIL ROTOR HIT A WIRE. THE PLT WAS ABLE TO MAKE AN AUTOROTATION AFTER THE HELICOPTER SPUN A FEW TURNS, BUT IT TOUCHED DOWN HARD ENOUGH TO RUPTURE FUEL LINES WHICH RESULTED IN A FIRE.

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

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLIMB..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND

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