NTSB Identification: FTW91LA091.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 44342.
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 05, 1991 in PEACH ORCHARD, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/31/1993
Aircraft: BELL 47D-1, registration: N8117
Injuries: 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 PILOT WAS PRACTICING AGRICULTURAL LOW ALTITUDE FLIGHT MANEUVERS AND DESCENDED DOWNWIND WITH POWER TO A HARD LANDING. THE HELICOPTER BOUNCED AND ROLLED OVER AFTER IMPACT.

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

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE MAIN ROTOR RPM RESULTING IN DETERIORATED HELICOPTER PERFORMANCE. A FACTOR WAS THE TAILWIND CONDITION.

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