NTSB Identification: LAX84FA130.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24294.
Accident occurred Sunday, January 01, 1984 in KAHUKU, HI
Aircraft: BELL 47J-2, registration: N2097
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

ABOUT 3 MIN AFTER TAKEOFF, THE HELICOPTER WAS OBSERVED DESCENDING IN A 'GLIDING FASHION' UNTIL WATER IMPACT. A WITNESS REPORTED THAT IT APPEARED TO BE FLYING STRAIGHT & DID NOT APPEAR TO BE IN TROUBLE. THE WITNESS REPORTED THAT SHE COULD HEAR THE ENG & IT SOUNDED NORMAL. ONLY THE MAIN ROTOR BLADES, MAST, SWASHPLATE CONTROL ASSEMBLY, TRANSMISSION & ENG WERE RECOVERED.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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