NTSB Identification: LAX81FVM21
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: BELL 47G-5A, registration: N2994W

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-1217   81/5/3    SOLEDAD,CA          BELL 47G-5A         CR-  0  1  0  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 0845                    N2994W              PX-  0  0  0  AERIAL APPLICATION        AGE 43, 12000 TOTAL
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            HOURS, 4000 IN TYPE,
                                                                                                   INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          SOLEDAD,CA                  LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           MISCELLANEOUS                                            IN FLIGHT: STARTING SWATH RUN
           HARD LANDING                                             LANDING: ROLL-ON/RUN-ON
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           ROTORCRAFT - TRANSMISSION ROTOR DRIVE SYSTEM: CLUTCH ASSEMBLY
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - SCORED
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON LAND
                                  DIRECTIONAL CONTROL PROBLEM
         SPECIAL DATA
          TOTAL HOURS IN CROP CONTROL - 6000                       KIND OF OPERATION - SPRAYING CROPS
          KIND OF CROP - LETTUCE                                   TYPE OF CHEMICAL USED - LIQUID CHEMICAL-TOXIC
          PILOT' S SEAT BELT -FASTENED-PROPERLY                    GLOVES - NOT USED
          GOGGLES - NOT USED                                       CRASH HELMET - AVAILABLE USED
          COCKPIT CRASHPAD - INSTALLED                             TANK/HOPPER-LOCATION - SIDES
          TERRAIN-TYPE -LEVEL,FLAT                                 ELEVATION-AREA BEING TREATED-FEET -  250
          SWATH RUN-HOW FLOWN - UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED               PROCEDURE TURNAROUND - THIRD 1/3 TURN
        REMARKS- SPRAYING PHOSDRIN-DIPEL.HEAT DISCOLORATION,GROOVES,& SCORING FD ON CLUTCH DRUM & SHOES.

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