NTSB Identification: WPR14LA180
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, May 03, 2014 in El Monte, CA
Aircraft: BELL 47G, registration: N7895B
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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On May 3, 2014, about 0930 Pacific daylight time, a Bell 47G, N7895B, sustained substantial damage during an precautionary landing, about 3 miles south of the El Monte Airport (EMT) El Monte, California. The helicopter was registered to 5847G LLC and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. The private pilot and passenger sustained minor injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the personal flight. The cross-country flight originated at EMT about 0910, with a destination of Compton/Woodley Airport, Compton California.

The pilot reported that during climb out, the engine experienced a partial loss of power. The pilot initiated a precautionary landing. The pilot stated that during the landing, he carried a little forward speed and the right skid caught on the ground and rolled the helicopter on to its right side.

Examination of the helicopter by the pilot revealed that the fuselage and main rotor blades were structurally damaged.

The helicopter was recovered to a local storage facility for further examination.

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