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N2251W accident description

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Crash location 42.926111°N, 98.223334°W
Reported location is a long distance from the NTSB's reported nearest city. This often means that the location has a typo, or is incorrect.
Nearest city Sanborn, ND
46.942207°N, 98.224259°W
277.5 miles away
Tail number N2251W
Accident date 23 Aug 2006
Aircraft type Bell 47G-5
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The helicopter impacted power lines and the ground during an aerial application flight. The pilot reported that he was spraying ditches and his attention was diverted momentarily to the brush that he was spraying. He stated that he was complacent with regard to the wires at the roadside and that when he saw them he lowered the collective in an attempt to fly beneath the wires. He stated that the helicopter struck the power lines and then subsequently hit the ground.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's failure to maintain clearance from the power lines during the aerial application flight. The power lines were a factor.

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