NTSB Identification: FTW84FA058.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23228.
Accident occurred Monday, November 14, 1983 in HOUSTON, TX
Aircraft: BELL 206L-1, registration: N908S
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.

THE ACFT LOST POWER DURING THE TAKEOFF CLIMB. DURING THE FORCED AUTOROTATION LANDING THE TAIL WAS SEVERED BY THE MAIN ROTOR. THE ENGINE WAS STILL RUNNING AT 70 PERCENT N-1. NO DISCREPANCIES WERE NOTED IN THE ENGINE DURING POST-ACCIDENT EXAMINATION AND RUN-UP. THE PLT DID NOT FILE AN ACCIDENT REPORT.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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