NTSB Identification: DEN77DTE89
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of ROCKY MT. HELI
Aircraft: BELL 47G3B1, registration: N30676

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3232  77/9/28  NR.CRESTONE, CO       BELL 47G3B1         CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 37, 10476
        TIME - 0930                    N30676              PX-  0  0  2  AIR TAXI-PASSG            TOTAL HOURS, 2525 IN
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            TYPE, INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          CRESTONE, CO                CRESTONE PEAK, CO
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           HARD LANDING                                             LANDING: POWER-ON LANDING
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER OPERATION OF POWERPLANT & POWERPLANT CONTROLS
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER OPERATION OF FLIGHT CONTROLS
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - POORLY PLANNED APPROACH
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - SUDDEN WINDSHIFT
           WEATHER - HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          SCATTERED                                                UNLIMITED
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          NONE                                                      42
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          270                                                       12
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          VFR                                                      NONE
        REMARKS- DENSITY ALTITUDE 13000 FEET. PEAK GUSTS 35 KTS. REPORTED BY PILOT.

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