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NTSB Identification: GAA18CA430
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Sunday, July 08, 2018 in Okawville, IL
Aircraft: Robinson R44, registration: N944DC
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The helicopter pilot reported that, before starting aerial application flights for the day, he calculated that about 490 pounds of chemical would bring the helicopter's weight near the manufacturer's maximum gross weight limitation.