NTSB Identification: FTW67A0017
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: BELL 47D1, registration: N3655F

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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2-0685  66/7/25    STUTTGART ARK       BELL 47D1           CR-  0  1  0  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 29, 4076
        TIME - 0515                    N3655F              PX-  0  0  0  AERIAL APPLICATION        TOTAL HOURS, 76 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           PROPELLER/ROTOR FAILURE: TAIL ROTOR                      IN FLIGHT: SWATH RUN
           HARD LANDING                                             LANDING: POWER-OFF AUTOROTATIVE LANDING
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
          ROTORCFT-TAIL ROTOR QUILL SHAFT BEARING,PN 9505K.
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - MATERIAL FAILURE
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON LAND
                                  DIRECTIONAL CONTROL PROBLEM
         SPECIAL DATA
          TOTAL HOURS IN CROP CONTROL - UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED       KIND OF OPERATION - SPRAYING CROPS
          KIND OF CROP - RICE                                      TYPE OF CHEMICAL USED - LIQUID CHEMICAL-NONTOXIC
          PILOT' S SEAT BELT -FASTENED-PROPERLY                    GOGGLES - NOT USED
          CRASH HELMET - AVAILABLE USED                            COCKPIT CRASHPAD - NOT INSTALLED
          CRASH BAR - NOT INSTALLED                                TANK/HOPPER-LOCATION - SIDES
          TERRAIN-TYPE -SWAMPY/WATER                               ELEVATION-AREA BEING TREATED-FEET -  224
          SWATH RUN-HOW FLOWN - WIND CALM
        REMARKS- T/R DRIVE SHAFT DECOUPLED FROM TRANSMISSION.

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