NTSB Identification: FTW76AF085
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of PETROLEUM HELI
Aircraft: BELL 206B, registration: N14856

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3102  76/4/17  NR.LEEVILLE,LA        BELL 206B           CR-  1  0  0  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 32, 2379
        TIME - 1415                    N14856              PX-  0  0  0  AIR TAXI-PASSG            TOTAL HOURS, 70 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - BLOCK 21 NO 55
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          LEEVILLE,LA                LEEVILLE,LA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           PROPELLER/ROTOR FAILURE: MAIN ROTOR                      LANDING: TRAFFIC PATTERN-CIRCLING
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           ROTORCRAFT - ROTOR ASSEMBLIES: OTHER
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FATIGUE FRACTURE
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - MATERIAL FAILURE
           PERSONNEL - PRODUCTION-DESIGN-PERSONNEL: SUBSTANDARD QUALITY CONTROL
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST IN WATER
        REMARKS- MAIN ROTOR TENSION-TORSION STRAP FAILED

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