NTSB Identification: FTW88DRA05.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35688.
Accident occurred Monday, April 04, 1988 in LA SALLE, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/1989
Aircraft: HILLER UH-12E, registration: N4029D
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

ACFT WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED DURING AN EMERGENCY AUTOROTATION FOLLOWING AN ENGINE FAILURE WHILE THE ACFT WAS COMPLETING AN AERIAL APPLICATION MANEUVER. ACFT TOUCHED DOWN TAIL LOW AND THE MAIN ROTOR BLADES FLEXED DOWN AND CUT OFF THE TAIL BOOM. INVESTIGATION REVEALED WATER IN THE CARB BOWL, THE ACFT FUEL TANK AND THE REFUELING VEHICLE.

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLUID,FUEL..WATER

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

REFUELING..IMPROPER..COMPANY MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL



Contributing Factors

ALTITUDE..INADEQUATE

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