NTSB Identification: CHI84LA237.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24409.
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 13, 1984 in BOYD, MN
Aircraft: HUGHES 269C, registration: N9668F
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.

WHILE BEGINNING A GRADUAL PULL-UP AT THE END OF A SPRAY RUN, THE PLT WAS DISTRACTED BY A PERSON IN A DITCH & DID NOT SEE THE WIRE AT THE END OF THE FIELD. THE WIRE CONTACTED THE TAIL ROTOR & THE HELICOPTER BEGAN TO SPIN. THE PLT REDUCED POWER & WAS ABLE TO LEVEL THE HELICOPTER BEFORE IT COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,STATIC

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