NTSB Identification: MIA80FLD93
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: SIKORSKY S-55B, registration: N31611

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-2434  80/8/27  NR.TITUSVILLE,FL      SIKORSKY S-55B      CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 34, 2200
        TIME - 0812                    N31611              PX-  0  0  1  ASSOC CROP CTL ACTIVITY   TOTAL HOURS, 300 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
         TITUSVILLE,FL                LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           PROPELLER/ROTOR FAILURE: MAIN ROTOR                      IN FLIGHT: EN ROUTE TO RELOADING AREA
           HARD LANDING                                             LANDING: LEVEL OFF/TOUCHDOWN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PERSONNEL - MAINTENANCE,SERVICING,INSPECTION: IMPROPER MAINTENANCE (MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL)
           ROTORCRAFT - TRANSMISSION ROTOR DRIVE SYSTEM: CLUTCH ASSEMBLY
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - LOOSE,PART/FITTING
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST IN WATER
         SPECIAL DATA
          TOTAL HOURS IN CROP CONTROL -  300                       KIND OF OPERATION - FERRY
          TYPE OF CHEMICAL USED - LIQUID CHEMICAL-NONTOXIC         PILOT' S SEAT BELT -UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
          GLOVES - USED                                            GOGGLES - USED
          CRASH HELMET - AVAILABLE USED                            COCKPIT CRASHPAD - NOT INSTALLED
          CRASH BAR - NOT INSTALLED                                TANK/HOPPER-LOCATION - AFT OF PILOT
          TERRAIN-TYPE -SWAMPY/WATER                               ELEVATION-AREA BEING TREATED-FEET -  10
        REMARKS- DISPENSING VALTHOME.RETAINER RING,P/N 5108-87,FOUND LOOSE IN CLUTCH ASSY HOUSING.

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