NTSB Identification: LAX93LA209.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, April 28, 1993 in
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/30/1994
Aircraft: BELL 47-G2, registration: N1437
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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THE PILOT WAS LANDING ON A TUNA BOAT. WHEN IT WAS ABOUT 2-FEET ABOVE THE HELIPAD, THE TUNA BOAT PITCHED UPWARD AND THE FRONT SKID STRUCK THE HELIPAD. THE HELICOPTER LANDED HARD AND THE MAIN ROTOR BLADES SEVERED THE TAIL BOOM ASSEMBLY.

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

THE PILOT'S POORLY PLANNED APPROACH.

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