NTSB Identification: MIA85LA223.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29384.
Accident occurred Thursday, August 01, 1985 in OCHOPEE, FL
Aircraft: Bell 47G-2, registration: N88AR
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 PLT STATED THAT HE DROPPED HIS PASSENGER OFF AT A WATER STATION IN THE EVERGLADES, WATER TAXIED AWAY FROM THE STATION, ACCELLERATED UP TO 3100 RPM & JUST BEFORE HE ADDED COLLECTIVE PITCH THE TRANSMISSION ASS'Y DEPARTED THE HELICOPTER, IT ROLLED TO THE RIGHT & CAME TO REST INVERTED. NO DETERMINATION COULD BE MADE AS TO THE NATURE OF THE MAIN ROTOR ASS'Y SEPARATION AS DESCRIBED BY THE PILOT.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED
ROTOR DRIVE SYSTEM,MAIN GEARBOX/TRANSMISSION..SEPARATION
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