NTSB Identification: NYC84FHD06.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25687.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 29, 1984 in TUCKERTON, NJ
Aircraft: BELL 206L-1, registration: N1072G
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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.

ACCORDING TO THE PLT AT 8 TO 10 FT IN A HOVER THE CYCLIC SNAPPED REARWARD 3 TO 4 IN WITH A NOISE FROM THE REAR. THE TAILBOOM WAS FOUND BENT APRX 45 DEGREES DOWN AND 15 DEGREES RIGHT WITH NO EVIDENCE OF GROUND CONTACT ON THE TAIL SKID SHOE. METALLURGICAL ANALYSIS INDICATED COMPRESSIVE BUCKLING DAMAGE CONSISTENT WITH EXCESSIVE BENDING LOADS ON THE BOOM. INSPECTION OF THE HELICOPTER DID NOT REVEAL ANY MECHANICAL FAILURES/MALFUNCTIONS.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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