NTSB Identification: FTW70FRD04
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of PETROLEUM HELI
Aircraft: BELL 47J, registration: N7819B

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0652  70/2/25    PATTERSON,LA        BELL 47J            CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 39, 769
        TIME - 0750                    N7819B              PX-  0  0  2  AIR TAXI-PASSG            TOTAL HOURS, 271 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          INTRACOASTAL CTY,LA         GULF OF MEXICO
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           MISCELLANEOUS                                            LANDING: TRAFFIC PATTERN-CIRCLING
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER OPERATION OF FLIGHT CONTROLS
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - UNFAVORABLE WIND CONDITIONS
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST IN WATER
        WEATHER BRIEFING - NO RECORD OF BRIEFING RECEIVED
        WEATHER FORECAST - UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED                                      700
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          SMOKE                                                     55
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          320                                                       35
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          VFR                                                      NONE
         FIRE AFTER IMPACT
        REMARKS- SETTLED WITH POWER INTO GULF,SANK IN 80 FT OF WATER.

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