NTSB Identification: MKC67A0078
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: BELL 47G-2, registration: N2813B

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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2-0952  67/6/10  NR.WEST PLAINS,MO     BELL 47G-2          CR-  0  1  0  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 29, 1675
        TIME - 0545                    N2813B              PX-  0  0  0  AERIAL APPLICATION        TOTAL HOURS, 1100 IN
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            TYPE, NOT INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           PROPELLER/ROTOR FAILURE: MAIN ROTOR                      IN FLIGHT: STARTING SWATH RUN
           COLLIDED WITH: TREES                                     IN FLIGHT: STARTING SWATH RUN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           ROTORCRAFT - TRANSMISSION ROTOR DRIVE SYSTEM: CLUTCH ASSEMBLY
           PERSONNEL - MAINTENANCE,SERVICING,INSPECTION: IMPROPER MAINTENANCE (MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL)
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON LAND
         SPECIAL DATA
          TOTAL HOURS IN CROP CONTROL - 1675                       KIND OF OPERATION - DEFOLIATION (DUST)
          KIND OF CROP - FOREST-TREES                              TYPE OF CHEMICAL USED - LIQUID CHEMICAL-NONTOXIC
          PILOT' S SEAT BELT -FASTENED-PROPERLY                    GLOVES - NOT USED
          GOGGLES - NOT USED                                       CRASH HELMET - AVAILABLE USED
          COCKPIT CRASHPAD - NOT INSTALLED                         TANK/HOPPER-LOCATION - SIDES
          TERRAIN-TYPE -ROLLING                                    ELEVATION-AREA BEING TREATED-FEET -  1060
          SWATH RUN-HOW FLOWN - WIND CALM
        REMARKS- FAILURE OF ROTOR BLADE ROTATION,RPM,DUE TO EXTREME SLIPPAGE-CLUTCH SHOES/DRUM.103HRS SINCE ANNUAL.

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