NTSB Identification: OAK74FJA16
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: HUGHES 269B, registration: N9398F

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0482  74/2/27    LIHUE,HAWAII        HUGHES 269B         CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 26, 1130
        TIME - 1400                    N9398F              PX-  0  0  0  AERIAL APPLICATION        TOTAL HOURS, 10 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          LIHUE,HAWAII                LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: UNCONTROLLED                IN FLIGHT: PULLUP FROM SWATH RUN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - DIVERTED ATTENTION FROM OPERATION OF AIRCRAFT
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE ROTOR R.P.M.
        FACTOR(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT
         SPECIAL DATA
          TOTAL HOURS IN CROP CONTROL -                            KIND OF OPERATION - DEFOLIATION (LIQUID)
          KIND OF CROP - OTHER                                     TYPE OF CHEMICAL USED - LIQUID CHEMICAL-NONTOXIC
          PILOT' S SEAT BELT -FASTENED-PROPERLY                    GLOVES - NOT USED
          GOGGLES - USED                                           CRASH HELMET - AVAILABLE USED
          COCKPIT CRASHPAD - NOT INSTALLED                         CRASH BAR - NOT INSTALLED
          TANK/HOPPER-LOCATION - SIDES                             TERRAIN-TYPE -ROLLING
          ELEVATION-AREA BEING TREATED-FEET -  110                 SWATH RUN-HOW FLOWN - UPWIND
          PROCEDURE TURNAROUND - SECOND 1/3 TURN
        REMARKS- DITCH DEFOLIATION. WATCHING GRND WORKER.

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