NTSB Identification: FTW67A0073
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: BELL 47J, registration: N2861B

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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2-0069  67/1/10    GRANDE ISLE LA      BELL 47J            CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 44, 5961
        TIME - 0850                    N2861B              PX-  0  0  0  CTR CARGO-D               TOTAL HOURS, 458 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - OIL RIG PLATFORM
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           MISCELLANEOUS                                            STATIC: IDLING ROTORS
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO FOLLOW APPROVED PROCEDURES,DIRECTIVES,ETC.
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER OPERATION OF FLIGHT CONTROLS
           WEATHER - UNFAVORABLE WIND CONDITIONS
        WEATHER BRIEFING - NO RECORD OF BRIEFING RECEIVED
        WEATHER FORECAST - UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED                                      1000
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          NONE                                                      40
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          345                                                       30
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          VFR                                                      VFR
        REMARKS- WIND 30 KTS GUSTING TO 35 KTS.HIGH WIND SHUT DOWN PROCEDURE NOT USED.MAIN ROTOR SEVERED TAIL BOOM.

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