NTSB Identification: LAX83LA022
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Thursday, October 28, 1982 in DELANO, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/28/1983
Aircraft: BELL UH-1B, registration: N15FC
Injuries: 1 Minor.
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 PILOT WAS MAKING A HELICOPTER SPRAY RUN AND DECENDED INTO TREES ON TH IRST PASS AFTER RELOADING. HE GOT A LOW RPM LIGHT IN A REDUCED POWER SITUATION. NO MALFUNCTIONS WERE FOUND. THE PILOT HAD MADE 34 SIMILIAR OPERATIONS DURING THIS SCHEDULE.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:ROTOR RPM..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
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