NTSB Identification: LAX69D0368
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: BELL 47G, registration: N4916C

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-1446   69/5/9    PHOENIX,ARIZ        BELL 47G            CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 31, 1657
        TIME - 2020                    N4916C              PX-  0  0  0  AERIAL APPLICATION        TOTAL HOURS, 93 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           MISCELLANEOUS                                            IN FLIGHT: SWATH RUN
           COLLIDED WITH: TREES                                     LANDING: POWER-ON LANDING
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT PREPARATION AND/OR PLANNING
           MISCELLANEOUS - EVASIVE MANEUVER TO AVOID COLLISION
           PERSONNEL - OPERATIONAL SUPERVISORY PERSONNEL: FAILURE TO PROVIDE ADEQ.DIRECTIVES,MANUAL,EQUIPMENT
         SPECIAL DATA
          TOTAL HOURS IN CROP CONTROL -  450                       KIND OF OPERATION - SPRAYING CROPS
          KIND OF CROP - FRUIT ORCHARDS                            TYPE OF CHEMICAL USED - LIQUID CHEMICAL-TOXIC
          PILOT' S SEAT BELT -FASTENED-PROPERLY                    GLOVES - NOT USED
          GOGGLES - NOT USED                                       CRASH HELMET - AVAILABLE-NOT USED
          COCKPIT CRASHPAD - NOT INSTALLED                         CRASH BAR - NOT INSTALLED
          TANK/HOPPER-LOCATION - SIDES                             TERRAIN-TYPE -DENSE WITH TREES
          ELEVATION-AREA BEING TREATED-FEET -  1250                SWATH RUN-HOW FLOWN - WIND CALM
        REMARKS- NO PRIOR CHECK OF AREA.LOST R RPM DURNG CLIMBING TURN TO AVOID WIRES.UN DUMP LOAD,NO DUMP VALVE.

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