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Accident: 202369237 - Two Employees Crash In Aircraft, One Later Dies

Accident: 202369237 -- Report ID: 1055350 -- Event Date: 06/12/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31625798906/14/20124581Dragonfly Aviation Llc.
On June 12, 2012, two Employees (a pilot, Employee #1; Employee #2), with Dragonfly Aviation LLC., were blowing water off the cherries in a cherry orchard, using a civilian helicopter. The pilot (Employee #1) was making a run from South to the North and struck a power line with the main rotor. He subsequently crashed, and both employees on board suffered serious injuries. Employee #2 suffered life threatening injuries and died at the local Hospital. The pilot was air lifted to another Hospital and was being surgically treated for his injuries. No additional information was provided in the narrative.
Keywords: overhead power line, airport, struck against, helicopter
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316257989 Fatality Other Occupation not reported
2 316257989 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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