NTSB Identification: FTW79DA033
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of PETROLEUM HELI
Aircraft: BELL 206B, registration: N90115

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-4003  78/12/26   MORGAN CITY,LA      BELL 206B           CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 30, 2784
        TIME - 0921                    N90115              PX-  0  0  1  AIR TAXI-PASSG            TOTAL HOURS, 682 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - PHI HELIPORT
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          GULF OF MEXICO              MORGAN CITY,LA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           ENGINE FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION                            IN FLIGHT: DESCENDING
           HARD LANDING                                             LANDING: POWER-OFF AUTOROTATIVE LANDING
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           POWERPLANT - FUEL SYSTEM: FUEL CONTROL
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - MATERIAL FAILURE
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE ROTOR R.P.M.
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING ON AIRPORT/SEAPLANE BASE/HELIPT.
        REMARKS- PLT STATED LOST ROTOR RPM AT BOTTOM OF AUTO RESULTING IN SLOPPLY CONTROL REACTION.

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