NTSB Identification: DEN86LA119.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30936.
Accident occurred Friday, April 25, 1986 in SANTA FE, NM
Aircraft: BELL 47G-3B-2, registration: N4073G
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.

ACCORDING TO THE STUDENT PLT, HE WAS ATTEMPTING TO HOVER THE HELICOPTER WHEN HE ENCOUNTERED TURBULENCE. THE STUDENT PLT STATED THAT THE HARD LANDING WHICH FOLLOWED RESULTED IN SPREADING THE SKIDS & SEVERING THE TAILBOOM.

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

DESCENT..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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