NTSB Identification: MIA88LA212.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36498.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 03, 1988 in RULEVILLE, MS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/10/1989
Aircraft: BELL 47D1, registration: N903B
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

DURING AN AERIAL APPLICATION FLT WHILE SPRAYING CHEMICALS THE PLT REPORTED THAT THE ENGINE QUIT. THE PILOT ATTEMPTED AN AUTOROTATION BUT WAS TOO LOW AND SLOW TO COMPLETE IT. THE AIRCRAFT LANDED HARD IN THE FIELD OF CROPS AND NOSED OVER. EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE AFTER THE ACCIDENT DID NOT REVEAL ANY REASON FOR THE POWER LOSS.

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

POWERPLANT..UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

AUTOROTATION..NOT POSSIBLE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..CROP

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