ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 39271
Last updated: 22 December 2014
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Date:07-JUN-1985
Time:2010
Type:Schweizer G-164A
Owner/operator:Helicopter Aerial Application
Registration: N6761Q
C/n / msn: 1718
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Red Lake Falls , MN -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:(D81)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
THE PLT HAD BEEN SPRAY A FIELD IN NORTH & SOUTH DIRECTIONS, THEN ELECTED TO MAKE A SWATH RUN FROM EAST TO WEST TOWARD THE SUN. THIS PASS WAS MADE LATE IN THE DAY. WHILE ON THE SWATH RUN, THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH AN UNMARKED WIRE, THEN VEERED & CRASHED IN A WOODED AREA WHERE THE ACFT BURNED. REPORTEDLY, THE PLT HAD BEEN WORKING FROM SUNRISE TO SUNSET ALMOST EVERY DAY, AND WHEN HE WAS NOT FLYING, HE WAS TENDING TO THE ACFT & OTHER BUSINESS MATTERS. CAUSE:

Sources:
NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X36682


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