NTSB Identification: LAX83LUJ05
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, November 21, 1982 in TUCSON, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/21/1983
Aircraft: BELL 47G-3B-1, registration: N73991
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.

THE SINGLE ENGINE LAND AIRPLANE PILOT WAS ON A SOLO INSTRUCTIONAL FLIGHT, PRACTICING LANDINGS IN THE HELICOPTER. HE REPORTED THAT DURING A LANDING, HE WAS TOO FAST. WHILE FLARING, THE TAIL ROTOR HIT THE GROUND AND ONE OF THE TAIL ROTOR BLADES SEPARATED. BEFORE THE AIRCRAFT COULD BE LANDED AND THE ENGINE SHUT DOWN, A SEVERE VIBRATION BEGAN (DUE TO THE LOSS OF THE BLADE) AND THE TAIL ROTOR GEAR BOX SEPARATED FROM THE AIRFRAME. NO OTHER DAMAGE WAS REPORTED.

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

AIRSPEED..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND






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