Preliminary Accident Reports

April 2001 Issue

Jan. 5, Cleveland, Tenn. / Hiller UH-12

At about 15:00 central time, a Hiller UH-12E operating as an aerial application flight crashed near Cleveland. The pilot was not aboard at the time. The pilot told investigators he made a precautionary landing due to malfunctioning application equipment and as he deplaned the helicopter it lifted off without him, climbed to about 600 feet agl and crashed....

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