NTSB Identification: MIA79ELA24
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: BELL 47G3, registration: N49882

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-2092  79/4/24  NR.PALATKA,FL         BELL 47G3           CR-  0  1  0  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 33, 7600
        TIME - 0600                    N49882              PX-  0  0  0  AERIAL APPLICATION        TOTAL HOURS, 485 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            UNK/NR INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          HASTINGS,FL                PALATKA,FL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           PROPELLER/ROTOR FAILURE: TAIL ROTOR                      IN FLIGHT: SWATH RUN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           ROTORCRAFT - ROTOR ASSEMBLIES: TAIL ROTOR BLADES
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - MATERIAL FAILURE
         SPECIAL DATA
          TOTAL HOURS IN CROP CONTROL - 4174                       KIND OF OPERATION - SPRAYING CROPS
          KIND OF CROP - POTATOES                                  TYPE OF CHEMICAL USED - LIQUID CHEMICAL-NONTOXIC
          PILOT' S SEAT BELT -FASTENED-PROPERLY                    GOGGLES - NOT USED
          CRASH HELMET - AVAILABLE USED                            COCKPIT CRASHPAD - NOT INSTALLED
          CRASH BAR - NOT INSTALLED                                ELEVATION-AREA BEING TREATED-FEET -  52
          SWATH RUN-HOW FLOWN - UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        REMARKS- FAILURE OF ROTOR BLADES.

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