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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 196271
Last updated: 21 January 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic UH1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell UH-1B Iroquois
Owner/operator:Jones Aviation Inc
Registration: N6180A
C/n / msn: 62-1994
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Colusa County, west of Colusa, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:,
Destination airport:,
Investigating agency: NTSB
The helicopter pilot reported that, while maneuvering at a low altitude during an agricultural application flight, he “forgot to duck” for some nearby transmission wires. The tail rotor struck the transmission wires, and the helicopter impacted terrain.
The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the tailboom.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the helicopter that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot’s failure to maintain clearance from transmission wires while maneuvering at a low altitude during an agricultural application flight.



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Revision history:

22-Jun-2017 17:03 Geno Added
06-Sep-2017 07:05 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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