NTSB Identification: FTW79FA070
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of OFFSHORE HELIC
Aircraft: AEROSPATILE SA365C, registration: N90049

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-2620  79/4/26  NR.SABINE PASS,TX     AEROSPATILE SA365C  CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 33, 4304
        TIME - 1600                    N90049              PX-  0  1  7  AIR TAXI-PASSG            TOTAL HOURS, 58 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - JEFFERSON COUNTY
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          SABINE PASS,TX              GULF OF MEXICO
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           PROPELLER/ROTOR FAILURE: TAIL ROTOR                      IN FLIGHT: NORMAL CRUISE
           HARD LANDING                                             LANDING: POWER-ON LANDING
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PERSONNEL - PRODUCTION-DESIGN-PERSONNEL: POOR/INADEQUATE DESIGN
           ROTORCRAFT - ROTOR ASSEMBLIES: OTHER
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - VIBRATION,EXCESSIVE
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - SEPARATION IN FLIGHT
           PILOT IN COMMAND - MISJUDGED ALTITUDE
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - PRECAUTIONARY LANDING ON AIRPORT
                                  DIRECTIONAL CONTROL PROBLEM
                                  SUSPECTED OR KNOWN AIRCRAFT DAMAGE
        REMARKS- FENESTRON GEARBOX SUPPORT RING FAILED.EMERG PROC FOR LOSS OF YAW CNTL ON SKID EQPD ACFT NOT PRVDD.

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