NTSB Identification: FTW76AF087
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of PETROLEUM HELI
Aircraft: BELL 205-A1, registration: N8167J

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-2324  76/4/23    GULF OF MEXICO      BELL 205-A1         CR-  1  0  0  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 47, 7206
        TIME - 0808                    N8167J              PX- 11  0  0  AIR TAXI-PASSG            TOTAL HOURS, 229 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          CAMERON,LA                  WEST CAMERON 266
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           AIRFRAME FAILURE: IN FLIGHT                              IN FLIGHT: NORMAL CRUISE
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           AIRFRAME - FUSELAGE: OTHER
           ROTORCRAFT - MISCELLANEOUS UNITS AND ASSEMBLIES: TAIL BOOMS/PYLONS/CONES
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FATIGUE FRACTURE
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - SEPARATION IN FLIGHT
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST IN WATER
        REMARKS- TAIL BOOM/FUSELAGE ATTACH FITTINGS FAILED. PLT & 4 PAX NOT RECOVERED,PRESUMED FATAL.

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