NTSB Identification: MKC75DER12
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: BELL 47G-2, registration: N2870B

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3400   74/8/5    MERIDAN,MINN        BELL 47G-2          CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 22, 334
        TIME - 1850                    N2870B              PX-  0  0  0  ASSOC CROP CTL ACTIVITY   TOTAL HOURS, 229 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          MERIDAN,MINN                LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           ROLL OVER                                                TAKEOFF: INITIAL CLIMB
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE ROTOR R.P.M.
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER OPERATION OF FLIGHT CONTROLS
        FACTOR(S)
           INSTRUMENTS/EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES - MISCELLANEOUS EQUIPMENT: SPRAY,DUSTING EQUIPMENT
           MISCELLANEOUS - FOREIGN MATERIAL AFFECTING NORMAL OPERATIONS
         SPECIAL DATA
          TOTAL HOURS IN CROP CONTROL -  334                       KIND OF OPERATION - FERTILIZING (LIQUID)
          KIND OF CROP - CORN                                      TYPE OF CHEMICAL USED - UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
          PILOT' S SEAT BELT -UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED                 CRASH BAR - NOT INSTALLED
          TANK/HOPPER-LOCATION - FORWARD OF PILOT                  TERRAIN-TYPE -LEVEL,FLAT
          ELEVATION-AREA BEING TREATED-FEET -  1148                SWATH RUN-HOW FLOWN - WIND CALM
        REMARKS- DUMP VALVE SOLENOID PLUNGER HAD ACCUMULATION OF FERTILIZER.WOULD NOT OPERATE.

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