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N415NS accident description

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Crash location 33.657778°N, 104.311667°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 Roswell, NM
33.394266°N, 104.523024°W
21.9 miles away
Tail number N415NS
Accident date 10 Jul 2010
Aircraft type Bell OH-58A
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

In a statement provided by the commercial pilot, during the aerial application flight, the pilot scouted the application area for transmission wires. He noted their locations and began to disperse the applicant. While flying east, the rising sun momentarily disoriented the pilot resulting in a collision with a transmission wire. The pilot performed a forced landing to an open area. An inspection of the helicopter revealed damage to the main rotor pitch change links and swash plate. The pilot confirmed that there were no malfunctions or anomalies with the helicopter prior to the accident.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's failure to maintain clearance from transmission wires.

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