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NTSB Preliminary Report: Becker, MN

Location:

Becker, MN

Accident Number:

CEN22LA318

Date & Time:

July 6, 2022, 10:15 Local

Registration:

N64272

Aircraft:

Hiller UH-12E

Injuries:

1 Serious

 

Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural

On July 6, 2022, about 1015 central daylight time, a Hiller UH-12E helicopter, N64272, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Becker, Minnesota. The pilot was seriously injured. The helicopter was operated under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 as an aerial application flight.

According to preliminary information, while the pilot was applying product to a field, the main rotor mast failed and the helicopter collided with terrain.

The helicopter was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make:

Hiller

Registration:

N64272

Model/Series:

UH-12E

Aircraft Category:

Helicopter

Amateur Built:

Operator:

 

Operating Certificate(s) Held:

Agricultural aircraft (137)

Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:

VMC

Condition of Light:

Day

Observation Facility, Elevation:

KMGG,1028 ft msl

Observation Time:

10:07 Local

Distance from Accident Site:

11 Nautical Miles

Temperature/Dew Point:

19°C /15°C

Lowest Cloud Condition:

 

Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction:

5 knots / , 50°

Lowest Ceiling:

Overcast / 600 ft AGL

Visibility:

10 miles

Altimeter Setting:

30.06 inches Hg

Type of Flight Plan Filed:

 

Departure Point:

 

Destination:

 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries:

1 Serious

Aircraft Damage:

Substantial

Passenger Injuries:

 

Aircraft Fire:

None

Ground Injuries:

 

Aircraft Explosion:

None

Total Injuries:

1 Serious

Latitude, Longitude:

45.394738,-93.872706 (est)

Investigator In Charge (IIC): Aguilera, Jason

Administrative Information

The NTSB did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Note:

Additional Participating Persons:    Greg Thurston; FAA FSDO; Minneapolis, MN

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