NTSB Identification: SEA80FYK18
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: BELL 47J-2A, registration: N2ZH

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-2721   80/9/9  NR.BROOKINGS,OR       BELL 47J-2A         CR-  0  1  0  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 52, 10000
        TIME - 1500                    N2ZH                PX-  0  0  0  ASSOC CROP CTL ACTIVITY   TOTAL HOURS, UNK/NR IN
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            TYPE, NOT INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
         BROOKINGS,OR                 LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: UNCONTROLLED                IN FLIGHT: HOVERING
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE ROTOR R.P.M.
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER OPERATION OF FLIGHT CONTROLS
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE
           TERRAIN - OTHER
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - JETTISONED LOAD
        WEATHER BRIEFING - NO RECORD OF BRIEFING RECEIVED
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          CLEAR                                                    UNLIMITED
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          NONE                                                      80
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          VFR                                                      NONE
         SPECIAL DATA
          TOTAL HOURS IN CROP CONTROL - UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED       KIND OF OPERATION - SEEDING FORESTS
          KIND OF CROP - FOREST-TREES                              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 - SLING LOADED
          TERRAIN-TYPE -MOUNTAINOUS                                ELEVATION-AREA BEING TREATED-FEET -  3000
         FIRE AFTER IMPACT
        REMARKS- SEEDING GRASS BY EXTERNAL LOAD FROM TOP OF STEEP MTN RIDGE. DENSITY ALT ABOUT 5000 FT.

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