NTSB Identification: CHI79DEG13
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: BELL 47G-2, registration: N4423

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-1752  79/5/23  NR.PIQUA,OH           BELL 47G-2          CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 1815                    N4423               PX-  0  0  0  AERIAL APPLICATION        AGE 23, 1529 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            368 IN TYPE, NOT
                                                                                                   INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
         PIQUA,OH                     LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: CONTROLLED                  IN FLIGHT: SWATH RUN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - MISJUDGED ALTITUDE AND CLEARANCE
         SPECIAL DATA
          TOTAL HOURS IN CROP CONTROL -   35                       KIND OF OPERATION - TEST
          TYPE OF CHEMICAL USED - LIQUID CHEMICAL-NONTOXIC         GLOVES - NOT USED
          GOGGLES - NOT USED                                       CRASH HELMET - AVAILABLE-NOT USED
          TERRAIN-TYPE -LEVEL,FLAT                                 ELEVATION-AREA BEING TREATED-FEET -  1000
          SWATH RUN-HOW FLOWN - CROSSWIND                          PROCEDURE TURNAROUND - THIRD 1/3 TURN
        REMARKS- PILOT WAS TESTING SPRAY EQUIPMENT USING WATER.

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