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NTSB Preliminary Report: Cisco, GA

Location:

Cisco, GA

Accident Number:

ERA24LA267

Date & Time:

June 18, 2024, 13:30 Local

Registration:

N72BM

Aircraft:

GARLICK HELICOPTERS INC OH-

Injuries:

1 Minor

58A+

 

 

 

Flight Conducted Under:

Part 137: Agricultural

 

 

 

On June 18, 2024, about 1330 eastern daylight time, a Garlick Helicopters Inc, OH-58A, N72BM, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Cisco, Georgia. The pilot sustained minor injuries. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 aerial application flight.

According to the pilot, he departed from Greensboro, Georgia, at 1043 to spray a field in Cisco, Georgia. After the 1.15-hour flight to the field, he landed, shutdown the engine and spoke to the landowner about what was to be sprayed and what was to be avoided. The pilot topped-off the helicopter with fuel from a fuel truck. The landowner then flew around the field with the pilot so he could point out the different areas of concern. After the observation flight, the pilot loaded 40 gallons of chemicals and sprayed the first part of the field, which only took about 8 minutes. The pilot returned and loaded another 50 gallons of chemicals, while the engine remained operating. The pilot returned to the field and sprayed all 50 gallons.

The pilot again loaded the helicopter with 50 gallons of chemicals. During the subsequent liftoff, the helicopter felt “heavy” but all the engine instruments were in the normal operating range, so the pilot continued the flight. During the first teardrop turn back to the field to spray, the engine rpm dropped, and the pilot saw that the red “engine out” light illuminated. The pilot immediately looked for a place to land and tried to land between two trees. The helicopter contacted the trees, rolled over, and sustained substantial damage to the tail rotor assembly, and main rotors.

The helicopter was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make:

GARLICK HELICOPTERS

Registration:

N72BM

 

INC

 

 

Model/Series:

OH-58A+ NO SERIES

Aircraft Category:

Helicopter

Amateur Built:

 

 

 

Operator:

VERTICAL VEGETATION

Operating Certificate(s)

Agricultural aircraft (137)

 

MANAGEMENT LLC

Held:

 

Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:

Observation Facility, Elevation: VMC

Condition of Light:

Day

Observation Facility, Elevation: DNN,710 ft msl

Observation Time:

13:35 Local

Distance from Accident Site: 13 Nautical Miles

Temperature/Dew Point:

30°C /19°C

Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 7000 ft AGL

Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction:

10 knots / , 130°

Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 31000 ft AGL

Visibility:

10 miles

Altimeter Setting: 30.17 inches Hg

Type of Flight Plan Filed:

None

Departure Point: Cisco, GA

Destination:

Cisco, GA

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries:

1 Minor

Aircraft Damage:

Substantial

Passenger Injuries:

N/A

Aircraft Fire:

None

Ground Injuries:

N/A

Aircraft Explosion:

None

Total Injuries:

1 Minor

Latitude, Longitude:

34.910667,-84.73175

Administrative Information

Investigator In Charge (IIC): Boggs, Daniel

Additional Participating Persons: Mike Jones; FAA/FSDO; College Park, GA

Jack Johnson; Rolls Royce; Indianapolis, IN

Investigation Class: Class 3

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

This information is preliminary and subject to change.

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