NTSB Identification: FTW82FA132
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, April 16, 1982 in HINTON, OK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/16/1983
Aircraft: BELL 222, registration: N2152J
Injuries: 3 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.

HELICOPTER BROKE UP IN FLIGHT AND FELL IN PIECES IN AN OPEN FIELD. WEATHER WAS VMC AND IT WAS DAYLIGHT. ALL 3 OCCUPANTS WERE FATALLY INJURED. THE BREAKUP OCCURRED WHILE AIRCRAFT WAS IN CRUISE FLIGHT.

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

ROTORCRAFT FLIGHT CONTROL,CYCLIC CONTROL..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

ROTORCRAFT FLIGHT CONTROL,COLLECTIVE CONTROL..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

ROTOR DRIVE SYSTEM..FATIGUE

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

ROTOR DRIVE SYSTEM..FAILURE,TOTAL


Contributing Factors

ROTOR SYSTEM..FAILURE,TOTAL


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..OPEN FIELD

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