NTSB Identification: FTW68A0030
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: BELL 47G-4, registration: N1350X

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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2-1036  67/9/13    LA PLACE,LA         BELL 47G-4          CR-  1  0  0  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 35, 3250
        TIME - 1630                    N1350X              PX-  1  0  0  CTR PASSG-D               TOTAL HOURS, 2028 IN
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            TYPE, NOT INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           PROPELLER/ROTOR FAILURE: TAIL ROTOR                      IN FLIGHT: NORMAL CRUISE
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: CONTROLLED                  IN FLIGHT: AUTOROTATIVE DESCENT
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           ROTORCRAFT - ROTOR ASSEMBLIES: TAIL ROTOR BLADES
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FATIGUE FRACTURE
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - IMPROPER EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER OPERATION OF FLIGHT CONTROLS
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - SEPARATION IN FLIGHT
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST IN WATER
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON WATER
                                  DIRECTIONAL CONTROL PROBLEM
                                  LATERAL CONTROL PROBLEM
        REMARKS- COMPLETE FAILURE IN SHELL OF BLADE,A3-28285 AT 300-400 FT ALT.FLOAT EQUIPPED.

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