NTSB Identification: FTW79FRG52
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: BELL 47G-4A, registration: N8573F

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-2548  79/8/24  NR.ALICE,TX           BELL 47G-4A         CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 28, 3410
        TIME - 0930                    N8573F              PX-  0  0  1  OTHER                     TOTAL HOURS, 3358 IN
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            TYPE, NOT INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
         ALICE,TX                     LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           PROPELLER/ROTOR FAILURE: TAIL ROTOR                      IN FLIGHT: OTHER
           HARD LANDING                                             LANDING: POWER-OFF AUTOROTATIVE LANDING
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           ROTORCRAFT - TRANSMISSION ROTOR DRIVE SYSTEM: TAIL ROTOR GEAR BOX
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - MATERIAL FAILURE
        FACTOR(S)
           TERRAIN - HIGH OBSTRUCTIONS
           MISCELLANEOUS - EVASIVE MANEUVER TO AVOID COLLISION
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON LAND
        REMARKS- TAIL ROTOR GEAR BOX,PINION SHAFT THRUST BEARING FAILED DRG ROUND-UP.AUTOROTATION AFTR CLRNG TREES.

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