NTSB Identification: FTW70FRD23
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of PETROLEUM HELI
Aircraft: BELL 47J, registration: N2896B

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0677  70/6/26  NR.CAMERON,LA         BELL 47J            CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 35, 1444
        TIME - 1702                    N2896B              PX-  0  0  0  AIR TAXI-PASSG            TOTAL HOURS, UNK/NR IN
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            TYPE, NOT INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - W.CAMRON BLK 180B
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          BLOCK 180B,G OF MEX        CAMERON,LA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           MISCELLANEOUS                                            TAKEOFF: INITIAL CLIMB
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: UNCONTROLLED                IN FLIGHT: UNCONTROLLED DESCENT
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT PREPARATION AND/OR PLANNING
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST IN WATER
        REMARKS- PLT FAILED TO REMOVE FUEL NOZZLE FROM L TANK.TAUT FUEL HOSE CAUSED ACFT TO CRASH INTO GULF,SINK.

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