NTSB Identification: MIA82FLD18
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Wednesday, April 21, 1982 in CROOM, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/21/1983
Aircraft: SIKORSKY H-19A, registration: N15185
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PILOT REPORTED THAT HE WAS SPRAYING ABOUT 15 FT OVER A LAKE WHEN THE ENGINE LOST POWER. HE ENTERED AN AUTOROTATION AND DITCHED THE HELICOPTER IN THE LAKE. AFTER RECOVERY FROM THE LAKE, A CHECK OF THE ENGINE REVEALED NO PRECRASH FAILURES.

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

MISCELLANEOUS..UNDETERMINED

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