NTSB Identification: FTW78FA035
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of PETROLEUM HELI
Aircraft: BELL 47G-4A, registration: N8182J

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0795  78/3/23  NR.MORGAN CITY,LA     BELL 47G-4A         CR-  1  0  0  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 37, 3335
        TIME - 1005                    N8182J              PX-  1  1  0  AIR TAXI-PASSG            TOTAL HOURS, 555 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - SHIPSHOAL BK 209B
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          SHIP SHOAL BLK 209          LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           PROPELLER/ROTOR FAILURE: MAIN ROTOR                      LANDING: POWER-ON LANDING
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           ROTORCRAFT - ROTOR ASSEMBLIES: OTHER
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FATIGUE FRACTURE
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST IN WATER
        REMARKS- MAIN ROTOR BLADE COUNTERWEIGHT ROD TIE BOLT FAILED.

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