NTSB Identification: FTW82DRG16
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: BELL 47G-4A, registration: N8573F

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3135   81/12/9 NR.ENCINAL,TX         BELL 47G-4A         CR-  0  0  1  MISCELLANEOUS             COMMERCIAL, AGE 43, 8278
        TIME - 0930                    N8573F              PX-  0  0  1  OTHER                     TOTAL HOURS, 2576 IN
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            TYPE, NOT INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
         ENCINAL,TX                   LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           PROPELLER/ROTOR FAILURE: MAIN ROTOR                      TAKEOFF: VERTICAL
           HARD LANDING                                             LANDING: LEVEL OFF/TOUCHDOWN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           ROTORCRAFT - TRANSMISSION ROTOR DRIVE SYSTEM: SPRAG SYSTEM
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - EXCESSIVE-WEAR/PLAY
        FACTOR(S)
           TERRAIN - OTHER
           MISCELLANEOUS - EVASIVE MANEUVER TO AVOID COLLISION
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON LAND
        REMARKS- HERDING CATTLE.LOST PWR TO MAIN ROTOR AT APRX 60FT AGL,OBSTNS AHEAD.FND WEAK SPG IN FREEWHLG UNIT.

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