NTSB Identification: LAX83FA087.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20464.
Accident occurred Thursday, February 03, 1983 in FIVE POINTS, CA
Aircraft: BELL 47G4, registration: N4262Y
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PILOT WAS ON HIS FINAL PASS OF THE OPERATION. HE FLEW UNDER 2 SETS OF WIRES BUT FAILED TO SEE A THIRD SET. THE SPRAY BOOM CAUGHT ON THE THE WIRE PITCHING THE HELICOPTER NOSE DOWN. THE MAIN ROTOR HIT THE TAIL BOOM AND THE HELICOPTERCRASHED INTO A CANAL.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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