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

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