NTSB Identification: NYC69D0277
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: BELL 47G-5, registration: N7815S

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-4913  68/11/23   ROCHESTER,MASS      BELL 47G-5          CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 0745                    N7815S              PX-  0  0  0  AERIAL APPLICATION        AGE 53, 14870 TOTAL
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            HOURS, 7972 IN TYPE, NOT
                                                                                                   INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          ROCHESTER,MASS              ROCHESTER,MASS
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: UNCONTROLLED                IN FLIGHT: UNCONTROLLED DESCENT
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           ROTORCRAFT - FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS: CYCLIC PITCH CONTROL SYSTEM
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - JAMMED
           SYSTEMS - HYDRAULIC SYSTEM: OTHER
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FATIGUE FRACTURE
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - LATERAL CONTROL PROBLEM
         SPECIAL DATA
          TOTAL HOURS IN CROP CONTROL - UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED       KIND OF OPERATION - FERTILIZING (LIQUID)
          KIND OF CROP - FRUIT ORCHARDS                            TYPE OF CHEMICAL USED - DRY CHEMICAL-NONTOXIC
          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 - SLING LOADED                      TERRAIN-TYPE -LEVEL,FLAT
          ELEVATION-AREA BEING TREATED-FEET -  53                  SWATH RUN-HOW FLOWN - CROSSWIND
        REMARKS- CYCLIC LOCKED IN FULL RT POSITION DUE TO FAILURE OF SHAFT TO CYL SERVO VALVE.CRASHED FROM A HOVER.

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