Helicopter Crashes in Foggy Darkness

AINsafety » January 21, 2013
January 21, 2013, 2:15 PM

A Bell 206 crashed on January 2, killing the sole-occupant pilot, during an early-morning return to base in Delano, Calif. (DLO). The flight was operating in poor weather with minimal horizon available when it left DLO at 4:20 a.m. that morning on a job to protect local crops. The pilot decided to return to the airport when fog began to accumulate near the fields. A company helicopter following the accident aircraft told the NTSB the pilot became lost and disoriented on the return trip and crashed moments later.

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