NTSB Identification: OAK73DVM21
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: BELL 47G-2, registration: N6727D

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3549  72/12/15   SALINAS,CALIF       BELL 47G-2          CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 49, 9678
        TIME - 1445                    N6727D              PX-  0  0  0  AERIAL APPLICATION        TOTAL HOURS, 770 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          SALINAS,CALIF               LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: OBJECT                                    IN FLIGHT: STARTING SWATH RUN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - MISJUDGED CLEARANCE
        FACTOR(S)
           TERRAIN - HIGH OBSTRUCTIONS
         SPECIAL DATA
          TOTAL HOURS IN CROP CONTROL - 3000                       KIND OF OPERATION - DEFOLIATION (LIQUID)
          TYPE OF CHEMICAL USED - LIQUID CHEMICAL-TOXIC            PILOT' S SEAT BELT -UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
          GLOVES - USED                                            GOGGLES - NOT USED
          CRASH HELMET - AVAILABLE USED                            COCKPIT CRASHPAD - NOT INSTALLED
          CRASH BAR - NOT INSTALLED                                TANK/HOPPER-LOCATION - AFT OF PILOT
          TERRAIN-TYPE -LEVEL,FLAT                                 ELEVATION-AREA BEING TREATED-FEET -  80
          SWATH RUN-HOW FLOWN - WIND CALM
        REMARKS- TIP OF ROTOR BLADE STRUCK STANDPIPE WHILE MANEUVERING SPRAYBOOM AROUND STANDPIPE.

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