NTSB Identification: MKC76DCQ51
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: HUGHES 369, registration: N9153F

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-2145  76/5/18    ELKHART,KS          HUGHES 369          CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 49, 10007
        TIME - 1930                    N9153F              PX-  0  0  0  AERIAL APPLICATION        TOTAL HOURS, 57 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - ELKHART-MORTON CO
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          ELKHART,KS                  LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           BIRD STRIKE                                              IN FLIGHT: SWATH RUN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS - BIRD COLLISION
         SPECIAL DATA
          TOTAL HOURS IN CROP CONTROL - 5000                       KIND OF OPERATION - OTHER
          KIND OF CROP - OTHER                                     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 - INSTALLED                             CRASH BAR - INSTALLED
          TANK/HOPPER-LOCATION - AFT OF PILOT                      TERRAIN-TYPE -ROLLING
          ELEVATION-AREA BEING TREATED-FEET -  3620                SWATH RUN-HOW FLOWN - CROSSWIND
        REMARKS- BIRD STRUCK SPRAY BOOM BRACE AND IT HIT TAILBOOM.SPRAYING SAGEBRUSH.

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