NTSB Identification: SEA83LA132.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20773.
Accident occurred Thursday, June 23, 1983 in JEROME, ID
Aircraft: HILLER UH-12B, registration: N245C
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 DESTROYED BY FIRE AFTER A FORCED LANDING DUE TO PWR LOSS. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE WAS EN ROUTE HOME AFTER AN AERIAL APPLICATION MISSION WHEN THE ENGINE LOST POWER. HE MADE AN AUTO-ROTATION DOWNWIND AND AFTER EXITING THE ACFT NOTICED AN ENGINE FIRE. THE ACFT AND 2 ACRES OF RANGE GRASS WERE DESTROYED IN THE FIRE. FAA INSPECTORS EXAMINED THE WRECKAGE BUT COULD NOT DETERMINE THE CAUSE OF THE POWER LOSS BECAUE OF THE EXTENSIVE FIRE DAMAGE.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

AUTOROTATION..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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