NTSB Identification: CHI83LA264.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21461.
Accident occurred Friday, June 17, 1983 in LITCHFIELD, MN
Aircraft: BELL 47-G3B, registration: N8471E
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.

THE HELICOPTER ROLLED OVER WHILE ATTEMPTING A TAKEOFF AFTER SERVICING FROM A TRUCK PLATFORM FOR A SPRAYING OPERATION. THE HOSE USED TO PUT THE CHEMICAL SPRAY INTO THE HOPPER WAS NOT REMOVED. WHEN TAKEOFF WAS ATTEMPTED THE ACFT WAS TETHERED TO THE GROUND RIG AND CONTINUED APPLICATION OF COLLECTIVE ROLLED THE HELICOPTER.

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

CREW/GROUP COORDINATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CREW/GROUP COORDINATION..INADEQUATE..GROUND PERSONNEL

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