NTSB Identification: LAX84LA010.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23758.
Accident occurred Monday, October 10, 1983 in LOS BANOS, CA
Aircraft: HILLER UH12E, registration: N4026G
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 PLT LOADED THE HELICOPTER & STARTED A SPRAYING OPERATION. HE STATED THAT AS HE PULLED THE HELICOPTER UP FROM THE 1ST SPRAY RUN, IT STARTED SHAKING & WENT PARTIALLY OUT OF CONTROL. HE WAS ABLE TO REGAIN ENOUGH CONTROL TO GET THE HELICOPTER IN LEVEL FLT BEFORE IT STRUCK THE GROUND & WAS DAMAGED. NO PREIMPACT DISCREPANCIES WERE FOUND WHICH WOULD HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THE ACCIDENT.

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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