NTSB Identification: IAD76AI047
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: SIKORSKY S-55, registration: N3498

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0097   76/1/9    CALIFORNIA,MD       SIKORSKY S-55       CR-  1  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 27, 3140
        TIME - 0850                    N3498               PX-  0  0  0  CONSTRUCTION              TOTAL HOURS, 100 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          LEONARDTOWN,MD              SOLOMONS,MD
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: UNCONTROLLED                IN FLIGHT: OTHER
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PERSONNEL - PRODUCTION-DESIGN-PERSONNEL: INCORRECT FACTORY INSTALLATION
           ROTORCRAFT - FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS: CYCLIC PITCH CONTROL SYSTEM
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - IMPROPER CLEARANCE-TOLERANCE
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST IN WATER
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON WATER
                                  SUSPECTED MECHANICAL DISCREPANCY
        REMARKS- WHEEL EQPD.FORE AND AFT SERVO P/N 514-40-5003 STEEL CYL SLEEVE AGAINST UPPER END CAP.FORTNER OVHLD

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