NTSB Identification: FTW73DPD34
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: HILLER ACFT UH-12C, registration: N5328V

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-1022  73/5/14    JUSTIN,TEX          HILLER ACFT UH-12C  CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 27, 2670
        TIME - 1830                    N5328V              PX-  0  0  0  AERIAL APPLICATION        TOTAL HOURS, 330 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          JUSTIN,TEX                  LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: CROP                                      IN FLIGHT: SWATH RUN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - DIVERTED ATTENTION FROM OPERATION OF AIRCRAFT
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER OPERATION OF FLIGHT CONTROLS
        FACTOR(S)
           TERRAIN - HIGH VEGETATION
         SPECIAL DATA
          TOTAL HOURS IN CROP CONTROL -  300                       KIND OF OPERATION - SPRAYING CROPS
          KIND OF CROP - GRAIN FIELDS                              TYPE OF CHEMICAL USED - LIQUID CHEMICAL-TOXIC
          PILOT' S SEAT BELT -UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED                 GLOVES - NOT USED
          GOGGLES - NOT 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 -  800                 SWATH RUN-HOW FLOWN - CROSSWIND
        REMARKS- PLT WAS SPRAYNG 6FT ABOVE CROPS.DRG INSTRUMENT SCAN,MOVED CYCLIC STICK FWD ACFT DSCNDD INTO CROP.

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