NTSB Identification: CHI80FEP31
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: TOMCAT MARK5A, registration: N19JM

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3453  80/5/23    STOCKBRIDGE,WI      TOMCAT MARK5A       CR-  0  1  0  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 45, 3095
        TIME - 1110                    N19JM               PX-  0  0  0  ASSOC CROP CTL ACTIVITY   TOTAL HOURS, 788 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          STOCKBRIDGE,WI              LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           PROPELLER/ROTOR FAILURE: TAIL ROTOR                      IN FLIGHT: EN ROUTE TO TREAT CROP
           HARD LANDING                                             LANDING: LEVEL OFF/TOUCHDOWN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           ROTORCRAFT - TRANSMISSION ROTOR DRIVE SYSTEM: TAIL ROTOR DRIVE SHAFT ASSEMBLY
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - MATERIAL FAILURE
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON LAND
                                  LATERAL CONTROL PROBLEM
                                  DIRECTIONAL CONTROL PROBLEM
         SPECIAL DATA
          TOTAL HOURS IN CROP CONTROL - 2284                       KIND OF OPERATION - SPRAYING CROPS
          KIND OF CROP - PEAS                                      TYPE OF CHEMICAL USED - LIQUID CHEMICAL-NONTOXIC
          PILOT' S SEAT BELT -FASTENED-PROPERLY                    GLOVES - NOT USED
          GOGGLES - NOT USED                                       CRASH HELMET - AVAILABLE USED
          COCKPIT CRASHPAD - INSTALLED                             CRASH BAR - INSTALLED
          TANK/HOPPER-LOCATION - SIDES                             TERRAIN-TYPE -LEVEL,FLAT
          ELEVATION-AREA BEING TREATED-FEET -  500                 SWATH RUN-HOW FLOWN - WIND CALM
        REMARKS- TAIL ROTOR DRIVE SHAFT,P/N 476441729,FAILED 29IN FM END OF SPLINE THAT DRIVES T/R.

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