NTSB Identification: SEA77FYA28
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: HUGHES 369HS, registration: N9224F

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-2889   77/7/9    AMERICAN FALLS,ID   HUGHES 369HS        CR-  1  0  0  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 29, 2500
        TIME - 2009                    N9224F              PX-  0  0  0  AERIAL APPLICATION        TOTAL HOURS, 250 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          AMERICAN FALLS,ID           LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: WIRES/POLES                               IN FLIGHT: PROCEDURE TURNAROUND
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - MISJUDGED CLEARANCE
         SPECIAL DATA
          TOTAL HOURS IN CROP CONTROL - 1300                       KIND OF OPERATION - SPRAYING CROPS
          KIND OF CROP - POTATOES                                  TYPE OF CHEMICAL USED - LIQUID CHEMICAL-NONTOXIC
          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 -  4455                SWATH RUN-HOW FLOWN - CROSSWIND
          PROCEDURE TURNAROUND - FIRST 1/3 TURN
         FIRE AFTER IMPACT
        REMARKS- STRUCK 70FT HIGH POWER LINE.

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