ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 201374
Last updated: 4 September 2021
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:30-JUN-2017
Time:14:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206
Owner/operator:Kash Helicopter Services Llc.
Registration: N60KH
MSN: 1326
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Uniontown, KY -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:Morganfield, KY (NONE)
Destination airport:Morganfield, KY (NONE)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot of the helicopter reported that, while maneuvering low around power lines during an agricultural spray, he “pulled up,” and the right spray boom contacted a power line. He added that the “fuselage pitched forward and the main rotor blade cut the tail boom off just aft of the horizontal stabilizer.” Subsequently, the helicopter began to rapidly spin, and after one or two rotations, the pilot “closed the throttle which stopped the rotation” and “cushioned the impact.”
The fuselage and tailboom sustained substantial damage. 
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the helicopter that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain adequate separation from power lines, which resulted in a loss of helicopter control.

Sources:

NTSB

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

9 May 1987 N3187D Jetcopters Ii, Inc. 0 Sloan, NV w/o

Location


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-Nov-2017 07:44 ASN Update Bot Added

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description