NTSB Identification: NYC88DFJ02.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 41868.
Accident occurred Monday, June 27, 1988 in CHERRY CREEK, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/15/1991
Aircraft: HILLER UH-12E, registration: N157HA
Injuries: 2 Minor.
THE PILOT REPORTED THAT DURING AN AERIAL APPLICATION OPERATION, HE HEARD A NOISE THAT WAS FOLLOWED BY A DECAY IN ROTOR RPM. SUBSEQUENTLY, HE WAS FORCED TO LAND IN AN AREA OF TALL TREES & THE HELICOPTER WAS DAMAGED. AN INVESTIGATIONREVEALED THAT A CONNECTING ROD ASSEMBLY HAD FAILED.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CONNECTING ROD..FAILURE,TOTAL
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