NTSB Identification: FTW84LA282.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24993.
Accident occurred Thursday, June 21, 1984 in HOUMA, LA
Aircraft: Bell 47G-5A, registration: N14807
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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 HELICOPTER AUTOROTATED INTO TREES AND MARSH LAND AFTER A PARTIAL LOSS OF POWER. THE ACFT WAS ON A PIPELINE PATROL ATLOW ALT AT THE TIME OF THE POWER LOSS. EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE AFTER THE ACCIDENT REVEALED THAT THE FUEL CONTROL GOVERNOR SPRING, P/N 2529242, HAD BROKEN DRIVING THE FUEL CONTROL TO IDLE.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,FUEL CONTROL..FAILURE,PARTIAL


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

AUTOROTATION..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

Index for Jun1984 | Index of months