NTSB Identification: FTW81DA081
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of PETROLEUM HELI
Aircraft: BELL 206L-1, registration: N5000Y

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-2527  81/4/25  NR.LEEVILLE,LA        BELL 206L-1         CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 30, 3797
        TIME - 1510                    N5000Y              PX-  0  0  0  AIR TAXI-PASSG            TOTAL HOURS, 2356 IN
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            TYPE, INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - S TIMBALIER 15
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
         LEEVILLE,LA                  LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           ENGINE FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION                            LANDING: FINAL APPROACH
           DITCHING                                                 LANDING: LEVEL OFF/TOUCHDOWN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           POWERPLANT - TURBINE ASSEMBLY: OTHER
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FATIGUE FRACTURE
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO FOLLOW APPROVED PROCEDURES,DIRECTIVES,ETC.
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - IMPROPER EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST IN WATER
        PARTIAL POWER LOSS - PARTIAL LOSS OF POWER - 1 ENGINE
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON WATER
        REMARKS- DID NOT INFLATE EMERG FLOATATION GEAR DRG FORCED LNDG.CRACKS FOUND IN TURBINE NOZZLE.

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