NTSB Identification: OAK67D0253
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: BELL 47G3B1, registration: N1346X

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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2-0262  67/3/17  NR.HILO,HAWAII        BELL 47G3B1         CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 28, 2420
        TIME - 0815                    N1346X              PX-  0  0  0  MIL/CTR CARGO             TOTAL HOURS, 962 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           STALL: MUSH                                              IN FLIGHT: HOVERING
           COLLIDED WITH: TREES                                     IN FLIGHT: UNCONTROLLED DESCENT
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER OPERATION OF POWERPLANT & POWERPLANT CONTROLS
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER OPERATION OF FLIGHT CONTROLS
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE ROTOR R.P.M.
        REMARKS- LOWERING SLING LOAD INTO FOREST.FIRST TIME OPERATION ATTEMPTED WITH FLOATS ON HELICOPTER.

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