NTSB Identification: MIA85LA056.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26905.
Accident occurred Monday, December 10, 1984 in CARRABELLE, FL
Aircraft: SIKORSKY UH34J, registration: N4556D
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.
THE ACFT WAS CONDUCTING EXTERNAL LOAD LOGGING OPERATIONS IN A HOVER AT APRX 175 FT AGL WHEN THE POWER LOSS OCCURRED. ACCORDING TO THE PLT, THE ENG RAN INTERMITTENTLY WITH BLACK SMOKE COMING OUT OF THE EXHAUST PIPE BEFORE THE ENG FAILED TOTALLY. THE AUTOROTATION LANDING WAS MADE INTO A CREEK IN 5-6 FT DEEP WATER. THE MAIN ROTOR BLADES WERE DESTROYED AND THE TAIL BOOM WAS CHOPPED OFF.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:ENGINE ASSEMBLY..UNDETERMINED
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