12-May-11 N9263Y Bell OH-58C New Athens, US-Illinois (1F)

Coroner reported that James Burks of Hot Springs, Ark. was pronounced dead at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville.   Sheriff’s Sgt. Michael Hundelt says the helicopter was spraying fungicide on a wheat field near New Athens when the rotor separated from the aircraft, causing it to crash.

Date
May 12, 2011
Reg
N9263Y
Make
Bell
Model
OH-58
MSN
69-16239
Location
a wheat field near New Athens
Country
US-Illinois
CivilMilitary
Civil
Fatal
1
Operator
Couch-Helicopter-Service
Link 1
http://helicoptersafety.blogspot.com/2011/05/12-may-11-n9263y-bell-oh-58c-new-athens.html
Link 2
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-il-cropduster-crash,0,5969739.story

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