NTSB Identification: LAX89DVM01.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38357.
Accident occurred Sunday, October 16, 1988 in CASTROVILLE, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/04/1990
Aircraft: CONTINENTAL COPTERS OH13H, registration: N9092T
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

DURING AERIAL APPLICATION BY HELICOPTER, ENGINE POWER WAS LOST. PLT MANEUVERED TO AVOID POWER LINES DURING AUTOROTATION, RESULTING IN HARD LNDG. INVESTIGATION REVEALED FAILURE OF ACCESSORY DRIVE TO MAGNETOS.

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

ACCESSORY DRIVE ASSY,DRIVE GEAR..DISINTEGRATED


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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