NTSB Identification: MKC83FA114.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20504.
Accident occurred Tuesday, May 24, 1983 in TROY, KS
Aircraft: HILLER UH-12E, registration: N3GK
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 ACFT COLLIDED WITH A POWERLINE WHILE THE PILOT WAS LOCATING A FIELD TO SPRAY AT A LATER DATE. THE PILOT SAW TELEPHONE LINES AND FLEW OVER THEM BUT HIT THE POWERLINES WHICH WERE 20 FEET HIGHER. THE SKIDS CAUGHT THE WIRES AND THE HELICOPTER NOSED DOWN, DRAGGING THE LINES 110 FEET BEYOND THE WIRE IMPACT. THE PILOT MANAGED TO FREE HIMSELF BEFORE THE FIRE CONSUMED THE HELICOPTER.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LOW PASS..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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