NTSB Identification: NYC78FNA43
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: SIKORSKY S-55, registration: N62207

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3733  78/8/15    CARVER,MA           SIKORSKY S-55       CR-  0  0  2  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 0815                    N62207              PX-  0  0  0  AERIAL APPLICATION        AGE 32, 7372 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            171 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT -  PLYMOUTH
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          CRANLAND,MA                 LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           AIRFRAME FAILURE: IN FLIGHT                              IN FLIGHT: PROCEDURE TURNAROUND
           COLLIDED WITH: TREES                                     LANDING: FINAL APPROACH
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           ROTORCRAFT - MISCELLANEOUS UNITS AND ASSEMBLIES: TAIL BOOMS/PYLONS/CONES
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FATIGUE FRACTURE
        FACTOR(S)
           TERRAIN - HIGH OBSTRUCTIONS
         SPECIAL DATA
          TOTAL HOURS IN CROP CONTROL - 2300                       KIND OF OPERATION - SPRAYING CROPS
          KIND OF CROP - CORN                                      TYPE OF CHEMICAL USED - LIQUID CHEMICAL-TOXIC
          PILOT' S SEAT BELT -FASTENED-PROPERLY                    GLOVES - NOT USED
          GOGGLES - NOT USED                                       CRASH HELMET - NOT AVAILABLE
          COCKPIT CRASHPAD - NOT INSTALLED                         CRASH BAR - NOT INSTALLED
          TANK/HOPPER-LOCATION - BELLY                             ELEVATION-AREA BEING TREATED-FEET -  20
          SWATH RUN-HOW FLOWN - WIND CALM                          PROCEDURE TURNAROUND - ENTRY TO PROCEDURE TURN
        REMARKS- METAL FATIGUE FOUND IN ATTACH BOLTS OF THE VERTICAL PYLON.

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