NTSB Identification: LAX83LVM01
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Sunday, October 10, 1982 in 5NM EAST OF SAL, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/10/1983
Aircraft: BELL 47G2, registration: N5159B
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.
AFTER TAKEOFF, DURING AN AERIAL APPLICATION FLIGHT, THE PILOT FELT A SUDDEN JOLT AND THE ENGINE RPM REVVED THEN DECAYED VERY RAPIDLY. THE PILOT MADE A HARD LANDING AND THE MAIN ROTOR SEVERED THE TAIL ROTOR. THE AIRCRAFT WAS WITHIN THE WEIGHT AND BALANCE LIMITATIONS.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED
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