NTSB Identification: FTW80DRA49
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of HOUSTON HELICO
Aircraft: BELL 206L1, registration: N1069C

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-2518  80/8/26  NR.GULF COAST,TX      BELL 206L1          CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 40, 5434
        TIME - 1527                    N1069C              PX-  0  0  3  AIR TAXI-PASSG            TOTAL HOURS, 41 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          GULF OF MEXICO              FREEPORT,TX
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           PROPELLER/ROTOR FAILURE: MAIN ROTOR                      IN FLIGHT: NORMAL CRUISE
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           ROTORCRAFT - TRANSMISSION ROTOR DRIVE SYSTEM: ENGINE DRIVE SHAFT
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - MATERIAL FAILURE
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST IN WATER
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON WATER
        REMARKS- SHORT SHAFT,P/N 206-040-015-015,S/N AMN-10228,FAILED.

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