18-Aug-15 N5743W Bell 206 Cresco, US-Iowa

According to the pilot, he departed with 25 gallons of fuel and 80 gallons of chemical to spray a bean field near Cresco. About 5 minutes into the application, the engine lost power and the pilot initiated an autorotation to a water way on the side of a hill. Upon touchdown on the uneven terrain, the main rotor blades contacted and severed the tailboom. The pilot shutdown and exited the helicopter.

Date:
18 August, 2015
Reg:
N5743W
Make:
Bell
Model:
B206
MSN:
3050
Location:
Cresco
Country:
US-Iowa
Civil / Military:
Civil
Link:
http://www.asias.faa.gov/pls/apex/f?p=100:96:::::P96_ENTRY_DATE,P96_MAKE_NAME,P96_FATAL_FLG:20-AUG-15,BELL

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