NTSB Identification: LAX66A0098
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: HUGHES 269A, registration: N8899F

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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2-0425   66/6/9  NR.SHAFTER CALIF      HUGHES 269A         CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 25, 970
        TIME - 0700                    N8899F              PX-  0  0  0  ASSOC CROP CTL ACTIVITY   TOTAL HOURS, 155 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           STALL: MUSH                                              TAKEOFF: VERTICAL
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER OPERATION OF POWERPLANT & POWERPLANT CONTROLS
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER OPERATION OF FLIGHT CONTROLS
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE ROTOR R.P.M.
         SPECIAL DATA
          TOTAL HOURS IN CROP CONTROL -  150                       KIND OF OPERATION - SPRAYING CROPS
          KIND OF CROP - COTTON                                    TYPE OF CHEMICAL USED - LIQUID CHEMICAL-TOXIC
          PILOT' S SEAT BELT -FASTENED-PROPERLY                    GLOVES - USED
          GOGGLES - NOT USED                                       CRASH HELMET - AVAILABLE-NOT USED
          COCKPIT CRASHPAD - NOT INSTALLED                         CRASH BAR - NOT INSTALLED
          TANK/HOPPER-LOCATION - SIDES                             TERRAIN-TYPE -LEVEL,FLAT
          ELEVATION-AREA BEING TREATED-FEET -  50                  SWATH RUN-HOW FLOWN - WIND CALM
        REMARKS- PILOT MADE JUMP TAKEOFF WHICH CAUSED LOSS OF ROTOR RPM HE WAS UNABLE TO REGAIN.

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