NTSB Identification: MIA85LA207.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28878.
Accident occurred Thursday, July 04, 1985 in BLAKLEY, GA
Aircraft: Quinn Aviation EL TOMCAT MK-5A, registration: N8429
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.

WHILE EN ROUTE TO REPOSITION THE HELICOPTER TO ANOTHER FARM, THE ENG LOST POWER. THE PLT REPORTED THAT DURING AN AUTOROTATION, THE MAIN ROTOR LOST SOME RPM AS HE STRETCHED HIS GLIDE TO AVOID A FENCE. AS THE HELICOPTER TOUCHED DOWN ON UNEVEN TERRAIN, THE MAIN ROTOR BLADES STRUCK THE TAIL BOOM. AN EXAM OF THE ENG REVEALED THAT A CONNECTING ROD HAD FAILED.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CONNECTING ROD..FAILURE,TOTAL



Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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