NTSB Identification: ANC76AA017
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of GAY AIRWAYS,IN
Aircraft: BELL 206A, registration: N1491W

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-4016  75/7/30  NR.BARTER ISLAND,AK   BELL 206A           CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 27, 2700
        TIME - 1830                    N1491W              PX-  0  0  3  AIR TAXI-PASSG            TOTAL HOURS, 350 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          DEMARCATION BAY,AK         BARTER ISLAND,AK
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           ENGINE FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION                            IN FLIGHT: NORMAL CRUISE
           HARD LANDING                                             LANDING: POWER-OFF AUTOROTATIVE LANDING
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           POWERPLANT - COMPRESSOR ASSEMBLY: BLADE,COMPRESSOR ROTOR
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FATIGUE FRACTURE
           PILOT IN COMMAND - MISJUDGED SPEED AND ALTITUDE
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IN-FLIGHT DECISIONS OR PLANNING
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - LOW CEILING
           WEATHER - FOG
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - DOWNWIND
           TERRAIN - ROUGH/UNEVEN
        COMPLETE POWER LOSS - COMPLETE ENGINE FAILURE/FLAMEOUT-1 ENGINE
        WEATHER BRIEFING - UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        WEATHER FORECAST - UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON LAND
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OVERCAST                                                  50
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          1/4 MILE OR LESS                                         RAIN
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          FOG                                                       38
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          180                                                       25
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          VFR                                                      VFR
        REMARKS- FLT UNDER 50FT CLG,LOW VIS. 5TH STAGE COMPRESSOR WHEEL BLADES FAILED.

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