NTSB Identification: FTW81IA066
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of AIR LOGISTICS
Aircraft: SIKORSKY S-76A, registration: N1546Z

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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5-0013   81/4/7    MORGAN CITY,LA      SIKORSKY S-76A      CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 42, 5692
        TIME - 0810                    N1546Z              PX-  0  0 12  AIR TAXI-PASSG            TOTAL HOURS, 221 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-MINOR        OT-  0  0  0                            INSTRUMENT RATED.
        CLASSIFIED AS INCIDENT
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          PATTERSON,LA                GULF OF MEXICO
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           PROPELLER/ROTOR FAILURE: MAIN ROTOR                      IN FLIGHT: NORMAL CRUISE
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PERSONNEL - MAINTENANCE,SERVICING,INSPECTION: INADEQUATE MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTION
           ROTORCRAFT - ROTOR ASSEMBLIES: MAIN ROTOR BLADES
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - IMPROPERLY INSTALLED
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FATIGUE FRACTURE
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - SEPARATION IN FLIGHT
        REMARKS- TIP PLATE ATCH BOLTS,NAS 624-H6,FAILED.PRIMER/METAL FILED FM TIP BLK,RESIN ADDED,OUT-OF-FLAT COND.

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