NTSB Identification: ATL81FIJ05
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: BELL 47G, registration: N7897S

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0590  81/4/20    SHARPLES,WV         BELL 47G            CR-  0  1  0  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 46, 19990
        TIME - 1255                    N7897S              PX-  0  0  0  CONSTRUCTION              TOTAL HOURS, 3550 IN
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            TYPE, INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          SHARPLES,WV                 LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           MISCELLANEOUS                                            IN FLIGHT: HOVERING
           HARD LANDING                                             LANDING: POWER-OFF AUTOROTATIVE LANDING
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PERSONNEL - MAINTENANCE,SERVICING,INSPECTION: INADEQUATE MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTION
           ROTORCRAFT - FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS: TAIL ROTOR PITCH CONTROL SYSTEM
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - IMPROPER ALIGNMENT/ADJUSTMENT
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON LAND
                                  DIRECTIONAL CONTROL PROBLEM
                                  SUSPECTED OR KNOWN AIRCRAFT DAMAGE
        REMARKS- L ANTI-TORQUE PEDAL ADJ PAWL & RATCHET HAD 0.200 CLRNC,MANUAL REQUIRES 0.030IN.

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