NTSB Identification: FTW79DA080
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of AIR LOGISTICS
Aircraft: BELL 206B, registration: N203AL

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0884  79/5/17    SORRENTO,LA         BELL 206B           CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 35, 4626
        TIME - 1000                    N203AL              PX-  0  0  4  AIR TAXI-PASSG            TOTAL HOURS, 2662 IN
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            TYPE, NOT INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          NEW ORLEANS,LA              ST FRANCISVILLE,LA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           PROPELLER/ROTOR FAILURE: TAIL ROTOR                      IN FLIGHT: NORMAL CRUISE
           HARD LANDING                                             LANDING: POWER-OFF AUTOROTATIVE LANDING
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PERSONNEL - MAINTENANCE,SERVICING,INSPECTION: INADEQUATE MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTION
           ROTORCRAFT - TRANSMISSION ROTOR DRIVE SYSTEM: TAIL ROTOR DRIVE SHAFT ASSEMBLY
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - LACK OF LUBRICATION-SPECIFIC PART,NOT SYSTEM
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - OVERHEATED
           MISCELLANEOUS - EVASIVE MANEUVER TO AVOID COLLISION
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON LAND
        REMARKS- DRIVESHAFT ASSEMBLY,PART 206040-100-13,FAILED DUE TO LOSS OF GREASE FROM FORWARD BOOT.

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