NTSB Identification: MKC82DA082
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Friday, May 14, 1982 in THORNTON, IA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/14/1983
Aircraft: BELL 47G2, registration: N8426E
Injuries: 1 Minor.

DURING THE DOWNWIND TURN FOR THE FOURTH SPRAYING PASS THE PILOT ENCOUNTERED A GUST OF WIND. THE PILOT STATED HE APPLIED POWER, COLLECTIVE AND CYCLIC TO LEVEL OFF AT SPRAYING ALTITUDE BUT THE WIND WAS TOO STRONG TO PREVENT THE TAILBOOM FROM STRIKING THE GROUND.

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

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..OPEN FIELD

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