NTSB Identification: DEN76AD073
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: BELL 47G3B2, registration: N2205W

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-4159  76/9/25  NR.MANTUA,UT          BELL 47G3B2         CR-  1  0  0  NONCOMMERCIAL             COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 1415                    N2205W              PX-  1  1  0  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  AGE 43, 2670 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            1850 IN TYPE, NOT
                                                                                                   INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          BOY SCOUT CAMP              LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           PROPELLER/ROTOR FAILURE: TAIL ROTOR                      IN FLIGHT: NORMAL CRUISE
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: UNCONTROLLED                IN FLIGHT: UNCONTROLLED DESCENT
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           ROTORCRAFT - ROTOR ASSEMBLIES: BEARINGS
           ROTORCRAFT - TRANSMISSION ROTOR DRIVE SYSTEM: TAIL ROTOR GEAR BOX
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - MATERIAL FAILURE
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - EXCESSIVE-WEAR/PLAY
           PERSONNEL - PRODUCTION-DESIGN-PERSONNEL: SUBSTANDARD QUALITY CONTROL
        FACTOR(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - DELAYED IN INITIATING GO-AROUND
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON LAND
        REMARKS- WITNESSES SAW ACFT SPIN FROM 500 FT TO GROUND.FAILED BEARING HAD BEEN IN SERVICE 125 HRS.

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