NTSB Identification: SEA84LA151.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25094.
Accident occurred Monday, July 02, 1984 in SHELLEY, ID
Aircraft: BELL 47G-3B-1, registration: N501FH
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 ACFT COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND DURING AN AG FLT. THE PLT REPORTED THE WINDS WERE 3 TO 5 KTS WITH NO GUSTS WHEN THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED BUT THAT THE WINDS ARE UNPREDICTABLE AT THE BASE OF THE MOUNTAINS AND A GUST OF WIND CAUGHT THE ACFT. THE PLT ALSO STATED THAT THE TURBO CHARGED ENGINE WAS SLOW TO RESPOND TO HIS THROTTLE INPUTS.

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

ALTITUDE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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