NTSB Identification: MKC82FCD09
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Thursday, July 29, 1982 in TIPTON, IA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/29/1983
Aircraft: HUGHES 269B, registration: N9357F
Injuries: 1 Serious,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 HELICOPTER CRASHED DURING TAKEOFF ON A FLIGHT TO POLLENATE CORN. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT HE MADE A RUNNING TAKEOFF ACROSS THE RUNWAY. HE STATED THAT THE HELICOPTER BECAME AIRBORNE AT THE NORTH EDGE OF THE RUNWAY, BUT STARTED TO SETTLE AS IT WENT OVER THE SOUTH EDGE. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE HELICOPTER SETTLED DOWN ON A WOVEN WIRE FENCE AND ROLLED OVER ON ITS LEFT SIDE. AN INVESTIGATION REVEALED THE HELICOPTER WAS ABOUT 52 LBS OVER ITS MAXIMUM GROSS WEIGHT. THE DENSITY ALTITUDE WAS ABOUT 2000 FT.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:PLANNING/DECISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
AIRCRAFT WEIGHT AND BALANCE..EXCEEDED..PILOT IN COMMAND
WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE
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