NTSB Identification: SEA85LA022.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26682.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Sunday, November 25, 1984 in NAMPA, ID
Aircraft: BELL 47G-3B-2, registration: N7927J
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.
FOLLOWING A POWER LOSS-INDUCED FORCED LANDING TWO DAYS PRIOR, THE ACFT FUEL PUMP AND CARBURETOR WERE CHANGED AND FUEL LINES FLUSHED. SIX HOURS OF UNEVENTFUL OPERATIONS ENSUED BEFORE THE POWER LOSS LEADING TO THIS MISHAP OCCURRED. PWRLOSS OCCURRED WHEN THE ACFT WAS 40 FT AGL WITH A FORWARD SPD OF 20 KTS; INSUFFICIENT FOR TRANSLATION TO A SUCCESSFUL AUTOROTATION. DURING THE SUBSEQUENT HARD TOUCHDOWN, THE MAIN ROTOR FLEXED DOWNWARD AND SEVERED THE TAIL BOOM.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:FUEL SYSTEM..UNDETERMINED
ALTITUDE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
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