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
December 9, 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
CivilMilitary
Civil
Operator
S-&-S-Helicopters
Link 1
http://abclocal.go.com/kfsn/story?section=news/ag_watch&id=9353792
Link 2
http://www.mercedsunstar.com/2013/12/09/3384022/helicopter-crash-reported-in-chowchilla.html
Link 3
http://www.fresnobee.com/2013/12/09/3658466/helicopter-crash-reported-in-chowchilla.html

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