NTSB Identification: MIA89LA057.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38082.
Accident occurred Friday, December 23, 1988 in KISSIMMEE, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/29/1989
Aircraft: SIKORSKY S-58B, registration: N45726
Injuries: 3 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.

THE PLT STATED THAT HE WAS REPOSITIONING THE ACFT FOR FUEL, AND DURING A PRACTICE AUTOROTATION ATTEMPT THE ENGINE HYDRO-MECHANICAL CLUTCH FAILED. IT DID NOT RE-ENGAGE UPON THE APPLICATION OF POWER AND THE ACFT WAS LANDED HARD.

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

ROTOR DRIVE SYSTEM,CLUTCH ASSEMBLY..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

ROTORCRAFT FLIGHT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND


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