09-Dec-13 N36MV Hiller UH-12E Chowchilla, US-California

Helicopter was hovering low over orchards on a standard frost-mitigation operation.  Problem at low level after the helicopter had been running for about 10 hours straight (bar fuel stops), and landed in crop with main blades striking tail boom on the way.  Pilot Stephen Streeter.

Date:
9 December, 2013
Reg:
N36MV
Make:
Hiller
Model:
UH-12
MSN:
5060
Location:
Chowchilla - on land owned by Agriland Farming Co near Avenue 24 and Road 24
Country:
US-California
Civil / Military:
Civil
Operator:
S-&-S-Helicopters
Link:
http://abclocal.go.com/kfsn/story?section=news/ag_watch&id=9353792
Link:
http://www.mercedsunstar.com/2013/12/09/3384022/helicopter-crash-reported-in-chowchilla.html
Link:
http://www.fresnobee.com/2013/12/09/3658466/helicopter-crash-reported-in-chowchilla.html

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