NTSB Identification: DIA69D0152
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: SIKORSKY S-55, registration: N1562

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-1285  69/2/28    ALDERSON,W VA       SIKORSKY S-55       CR-  0  0  2  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 29, 2117
        TIME - 1140                    N1562               PX-  0  0  0  ASSOC CROP CTL ACTIVITY   TOTAL HOURS, 143 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: UNCONTROLLED                IN FLIGHT: OTHER
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           COPILOT - SPONTANEOUS-IMPROPER ACTION
         SPECIAL DATA
          TOTAL HOURS IN CROP CONTROL -  142                       KIND OF OPERATION - FERTILIZING (DUST)
          KIND OF CROP - PASTURE                                   TYPE OF CHEMICAL USED - DRY CHEMICAL-NONTOXIC
          GLOVES - USED                                            CRASH HELMET - AVAILABLE USED
          COCKPIT CRASHPAD - INSTALLED                             CRASH BAR - INSTALLED
          TANK/HOPPER-LOCATION - BELLY                             TERRAIN-TYPE -ROLLING
          ELEVATION-AREA BEING TREATED-FEET -  2000
        REMARKS- RAPID DESCENT FROM HOVER LDG ON SPRAY RIG.HYDRAULIC BOOST TURNED OFF INSTEAD OF FERTILIZER SWITCH.

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