NTSB Identification: Unknown
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: CONT COPTER M2, registration: N6355X

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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2-0124  64/4/24    SHAFTER CALIF       CONT COPTER M2      CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 44, 2260
        TIME - 1500                    N6355X              PX-  0  0  0  AERIAL APPLICATION        TOTAL HOURS, 68 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - KERN COUNTY
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           FIRE OR EXPLOSION: IN FLIGHT                             IN FLIGHT: HOVERING
           ROLL OVER                                                STATIC: IDLING ROTORS
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO USE OR INCORRECTLY USED MISC.EQUIPMENT
           PILOT IN COMMAND - EXERCISED POOR JUDGMENT
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - DISREGARD OF GOOD OPERATING PRACTICE
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING ON AIRPORT/SEAPLANE BASE/HELIPT.
         SPECIAL DATA
          TOTAL HOURS IN CROP CONTROL - 1500                       KIND OF OPERATION - TEST
          KIND OF CROP - OTHER                                     TYPE OF CHEMICAL USED - DRY CHEMICAL-TOXIC
          PILOT' S SEAT BELT -FASTENED-PROPERLY                    CRASH HELMET - AVAILABLE-NOT USED
          COCKPIT CRASHPAD - NOT INSTALLED                         CRASH BAR - NOT INSTALLED
          TANK/HOPPER-LOCATION - SIDES                             ELEVATION-AREA BEING TREATED-FEET -  425
          SWATH RUN-HOW FLOWN - UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        REMARKS- PILOT FAILED TO ASSURE HOPPER GATE CLOSED PRIOR TO LANDING

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