NTSB Identification: ATL85LA121.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27511.
Accident occurred Saturday, March 16, 1985 in ERIN, TN
Aircraft: Bell 47G, registration: N73DB
Injuries: 1 Minor,2 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.

AFTER A POWER LOSS AT LOW ALT. DURING APPROACH TO TOUCHDOWN,THE PILOT BLED OFF ROTOR RPM ATTEMPTING TO CLEAR POWER LINES ACROSS HIS APPROACH PATH. THIS RESULTED IN A LACK OF ROTOR ENERGY NECESSARY FOR AN AUTOROTAITON LANDING. A HARD LANDING RESULTED. CARBURETOR HEAT WAS NOT USED EXCEPT DURING INITIAL RUNUP AND WEATHER CONDITIONS WERE FAVORABLE FOR CARBURETOR ICE FORMATION.

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

ANTI-ICE/DEICE SYSTEM..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN KIND OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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