Preliminary Accident Reports

August 2010 Issue

June 10, 2010, Los Banos, Calif., Texas Helicopter Corp. OH-13E/M74

During an aerial application flight, the pilot was making a spray pass at approximately three feet above the crop. During the pass the engine sputtered and died. He entered an autorotation and attempted to slow from 50 mph. The aircraft impacted terrain and came to rest on its side.

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