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On May 6, 2016, about 1700 Pacific daylight time, a Bell UH-1B helicopter, N486SA, was substantially damaged during a forced landing following a loss of main rotor RPM near Maxwell, California. The commercial pilot was not injured. The helicopter was privately owned and operated by Jones Flying Service, Biggs, California, as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 agricultural flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed. The flight was originating at the time of the accident.