NTSB Identification: BFO90DOA01.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 45448.
Accident occurred Wednesday, August 01, 1990 in GALAX, VA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/12/1993
Aircraft: BELL TH-1L, registration: N152RR
Injuries: 1 Minor.

THE PLT WAS AERIAL SPRAYING AT 100 AGL. THE AIRSPEED WAS 33 MPH. WHEN THE ENGINE STALLED SEVERAL TIMES BEFORE TOTAL POWER LOSS OCCURRED. THE PLT DID AN AUTOROTATION AND LANDED IN TREES. THE INVESTIGATION DID NOT REVEAL EVIDENCE OF MECHANICAL MALFUNCTION.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

THE LOST OF ENGINE POWER BECAUSE OF A COMPRESSOR STALL.

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