NTSB Identification: LAX82FA202
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, May 29, 1982 in LODI, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/29/1983
Aircraft: KAMAN K600-3, registration: N87842
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
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 HELICOPTER STARTED VIBRATING IN FLIGHT, AND WHEN THE PILOT WAS UNABLE TO CONTROL THE AIRCRAFT FOR A NORMAL APPROACH TO THE AIRPORT, HE ELECTED TO LAND IN A CORNFIELD. THE AIRCRAFT ROLLED TO THE RIGHT AT TOUCHDOWN. THE RIGHT BLADE FLAP ASSEMBLY HAD SEPARATED IN FLIGHT AND COULD NOT BE FOUND.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:ROTORCRAFT FLIGHT CONTROL..FAILURE,TOTAL
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:ROTORCRAFT FLIGHT CONTROL..SEPARATION
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