NTSB Identification: LAX67A0028
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: BELL 47G-3B, registration: N8498E

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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2-0884   66/9/3    CHANDLER ARIZ       BELL 47G-3B         CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 39, 7650
        TIME - 1730                    N8498E              PX-  0  0  0  AERIAL APPLICATION        TOTAL HOURS, 6050 IN
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            TYPE, NOT INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - CHANDLER MUNI
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: CROP                                      IN FLIGHT: FLAREOUT FOR SWATH RUN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - MISJUDGED CLEARANCE
         SPECIAL DATA
          TOTAL HOURS IN CROP CONTROL - 6000                       KIND OF OPERATION - SPRAYING CROPS
          KIND OF CROP - COTTON                                    TYPE OF CHEMICAL USED - LIQUID CHEMICAL-TOXIC
          PILOT' S SEAT BELT -FASTENED-PROPERLY                    GLOVES - NOT USED
          GOGGLES - NOT USED                                       CRASH HELMET - AVAILABLE-NOT USED
          COCKPIT CRASHPAD - NOT INSTALLED                         CRASH BAR - NOT INSTALLED
          TANK/HOPPER-LOCATION - SIDES                             TERRAIN-TYPE -LEVEL,FLAT
          ELEVATION-AREA BEING TREATED-FEET -  1200                SWATH RUN-HOW FLOWN - WIND CALM
        REMARKS- HELICOPTER WAS IN CONTACT WITH THE COTTON CROP FOR ABOUT 100 FT BEFORE STRIKING THE GROUND.

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