NTSB Identification: MIA95LA054.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, January 03, 1995 in BUNNELL, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/09/1995
Aircraft: BELL 47G, registration: N6172
Injuries: 1 Minor,1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The commercial pilot stated he made a descent over a lake, misjudged his altitude, and inadvertently flew the helicopter into the water.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

The pilot's failure to maintain altitude while descending over a lake, resulting in an in-flight collision with water.

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