NTSB Identification: OAK72FVD11
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: BELL 47G3B, registration: N8468E

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3250   71/9/8    BRENTWOOD,CALIF     BELL 47G3B          CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 1000                    N8468E              PX-  0  0  0  AERIAL APPLICATION        AGE 39, 12935 TOTAL
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            HOURS, 6020 IN TYPE, NOT
                                                                                                   INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          BRENTWOOD,CALIF             LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           PROPELLER/ROTOR FAILURE: MAIN ROTOR                      IN FLIGHT: SWATH RUN
           COLLIDED WITH: TREES                                     LANDING: OTHER
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           ROTORCRAFT - ROTOR ASSEMBLIES: OTHER
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FATIGUE FRACTURE
           TERRAIN - OTHER
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - SEPARATION IN FLIGHT
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON LAND
                                  PROP/ENGINE VIBRATION
         SPECIAL DATA
          TOTAL HOURS IN CROP CONTROL - 5500                       KIND OF OPERATION - OTHER
          KIND OF CROP - OTHER                                     TYPE OF CHEMICAL USED - LIQUID CHEMICAL-TOXIC
          PILOT' S SEAT BELT -FASTENED-PROPERLY                    GLOVES - USED
          GOGGLES - NOT USED                                       CRASH HELMET - AVAILABLE USED
          COCKPIT CRASHPAD - NOT INSTALLED                         CRASH BAR - NOT INSTALLED
          TANK/HOPPER-LOCATION - SIDES                             TERRAIN-TYPE -LEVEL,FLAT
          SWATH RUN-HOW FLOWN - UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        REMARKS- ONE M/R STABILIZER BAR SEPRTD IN FLT,CAUSED SVR VBRTN. CRASH LNDD IN ORCHARD.

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