NTSB Identification: LAX80DVA22
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: HILLER UH-12E, registration: N9770C

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-1844   80/3/8  NR.MERCED,CA          HILLER UH-12E       CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 1200                    N9770C              PX-  0  0  0  AERIAL APPLICATION        41, 15543 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            226 IN TYPE, NOT
                                                                                                   INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
         MERCED,CA                    LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           PROPELLER/ROTOR FAILURE: TAIL ROTOR                      IN FLIGHT: STARTING SWATH RUN
           HARD LANDING                                             LANDING: POWER-OFF AUTOROTATIVE LANDING
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           ROTORCRAFT - ROTOR ASSEMBLIES: TAIL ROTOR BLADES
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - OVERLOAD FAILURE
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - SEPARATION IN FLIGHT
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON LAND
         SPECIAL DATA
          TOTAL HOURS IN CROP CONTROL - 2000                       KIND OF OPERATION - OTHER
          KIND OF CROP - OTHER                                     TYPE OF CHEMICAL USED - LIQUID CHEMICAL-TOXIC
          PILOT' S SEAT BELT -UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED                 GLOVES - USED
          GOGGLES - NOT USED                                       CRASH HELMET - AVAILABLE USED
          COCKPIT CRASHPAD - NOT INSTALLED                         CRASH BAR - NOT INSTALLED
          TANK/HOPPER-LOCATION - SIDES                             TERRAIN-TYPE -LEVEL,FLAT
          ELEVATION-AREA BEING TREATED-FEET -  160                 SWATH RUN-HOW FLOWN - UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        REMARKS- TAIL ROTOR BLADE,PN 55073,OVERSTRESS FRACTURE,1234HRS SINCE NEW.WEED CTL OPN,OPEN FLD.

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