NTSB Identification: FTW80DRG64
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: BELL 47G4A, registration: N4779R

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-2301  80/8/13    MATHIS,TX           BELL 47G4A          CR-  0  0  1  MISCELLANEOUS             COMMERCIAL, AGE 21, 879
        TIME - 1000                    N4779R              PX-  0  0  0  OTHER                     TOTAL HOURS, 842 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          MATHIS,TX                   LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           PROPELLER/ROTOR FAILURE: TAIL ROTOR                      IN FLIGHT: HOVERING
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           ROTORCRAFT - TRANSMISSION ROTOR DRIVE SYSTEM: TAIL ROTOR DRIVE SHAFT ASSEMBLY
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - MATERIAL FAILURE
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST IN WATER
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON LAND
        REMARKS- HERDING CATTLE.TAIL ROTOR DRIVE SHAFT,PN 47-644-232-9,FAILED.HOVERING OVR WTR FOR PAX PICK-UP.

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