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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 40826
Last updated: 5 September 2019
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Date:15-SEP-1983
Time:09:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic UH12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hiller UH-12L
Owner/operator:Howard Zweifel
Registration: N871H
C/n / msn: 1318
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Tulelake, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE HELICOPTER WAS ON AN AGRICULTURAL SPRAYING OPERATION. WHILE PERFORMING A TURN-AROUND, A SPRAY BOOM STRUCK A RAISED DIRT BANK BESIDE A DITCH AT THE EDGE OF THE FIELD. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE HELICOPTER WAS PITCHED DOWN & TO THE RIGHT, THEN IMPACTED AN UPRIGHT PORTION OF A FLAT BED TRUCK, CRASHED & BURNED. NO PREIMPACT/MECHANICAL FAILURE WAS FOUND. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X44582


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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