NTSB Identification: LAX75DUJ14
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: HILLER ACFT UH-12E, registration: N62903

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-1865  74/7/19    GADSDEN,ARIZ        HILLER ACFT UH-12E  CR-  0  1  0  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 35, 4490
        TIME - 0730                    N62903              PX-  0  0  0  AERIAL APPLICATION        TOTAL HOURS, 900 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          GADSDEN,ARIZ                LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: CROP                                      IN FLIGHT: SWATH RUN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - MISJUDGED CLEARANCE
        FACTOR(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - DIVERTED ATTENTION FROM OPERATION OF AIRCRAFT
         SPECIAL DATA
          TOTAL HOURS IN CROP CONTROL - 4324                       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 USED
          COCKPIT CRASHPAD - NOT INSTALLED                         CRASH BAR - NOT INSTALLED
          TANK/HOPPER-LOCATION - SIDES                             TERRAIN-TYPE -LEVEL,FLAT
          ELEVATION-AREA BEING TREATED-FEET -  200                 SWATH RUN-HOW FLOWN - UPWIND
        REMARKS- PLT PREOCCUPIED WITH SPRAY PUMP OPN. FLEW INTO COTTON.

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