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NTSB Identification: CEN18LA300
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Thursday, July 26, 2018 in Le Sueur, MN
Aircraft: CONTINENTAL COPTERS INC. TOMCAT MK5A, registration: N9005T
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On July 26, 2018, at 2100 central daylight time, a Continental Copters Inc. Tomcat MK5A, N9005T, experienced a total loss of engine power during cruise flight. The pilot performed an autorotation to a field and impacted terrain about six miles east of Le Sueur, Minnesota. The commercial pilot received minor injuries, and the helicopter sustained substantial damage. The helicopter was registered to and operated by Scotts Helicopter Service Inc under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 as a ferry flight that was not operating on a flight plan. Dusk visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight that departed from Hastings, Minnesota at 2009 and was destined to Le Sueur Municipal Airport (12Y), Le Sueur, Minnesota.