NTSB Identification: CHI72FLQ08
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: BELL 47G4A, registration: N4088G

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3249  71/9/10    SHELBYVILLE,KY      BELL 47G4A          CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 43, 6085
        TIME - 1850                    N4088G              PX-  0  0  0  ASSOC CROP CTL ACTIVITY   TOTAL HOURS, 535 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          SHELBYVILLE,KY              LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           ENGINE FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION                            IN FLIGHT: EN ROUTE TO TREAT CROP
           HARD LANDING                                             LANDING: OTHER
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           POWERPLANT - ENGINE STRUCTURE: MASTER AND CONNECTING RODS
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FATIGUE FRACTURE
        COMPLETE POWER LOSS - COMPLETE ENGINE FAILURE/FLAMEOUT-1 ENGINE
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON LAND
         SPECIAL DATA
          TOTAL HOURS IN CROP CONTROL - 3000                       KIND OF OPERATION - SEEDING CROPS
          KIND OF CROP - CORN                                      TYPE OF CHEMICAL USED - UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
          PILOT' S SEAT BELT -FASTENED-PROPERLY                    GLOVES - NOT USED
          GOGGLES - NOT USED                                       CRASH HELMET - AVAILABLE USED
          COCKPIT CRASHPAD - NOT INSTALLED                         CRASH BAR - NOT INSTALLED
          TANK/HOPPER-LOCATION - SIDES                             TERRAIN-TYPE -ROLLING
          ELEVATION-AREA BEING TREATED-FEET -  800                 SWATH RUN-HOW FLOWN - WIND CALM
        REMARKS- BOLT TO NR 6 CON ROD FAILED,ALT TOO LOW FOR PRPR RCVRY,CRASH LNDD IN CORN FLD.

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