NTSB Identification: MIA88LA014.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35161.
Accident occurred Tuesday, October 06, 1987 in UNION CHURCH, MS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/16/1989
Aircraft: HILLER UH-12E, registration: N4029R
Injuries: 1 Minor.
NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
AT AN ALTITUDE OF APRX 75 FEET DURING AN AGRICULTURAL TURN, THE PLT REPORTED THAT THE ENGINE LOST POWER. WHILE EXECUTING A FORCED LANDING, THE ROTOR BLADES CONTACTED TREES, AFTER WHICH, DURING THE DESCENT, THE RIGHT SKID COLLIDED WITH A STUMP & THE HELICOPTER ROLLED OVER. AN ENGINE TEST RUN WAS PERFORMED AND NO EVIDENCE WAS FOUND WHICH WOULD PRECLUDE NORMAL ENGINE OPERATION. THE NTSB WAS NOTIFIED OF THE ACCIDENT 20 DAYS AFTERWARD, AND, AS A RESULT, NO DETERMINATION COULD BE MADE AS TO THE QUANTITY OR TYPE OF FUEL IN THE ACFT AT THE TIME OF THE OCCURRENCE.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:CARBURETOR HEAT..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND
WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS
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