NTSB Identification: IAD77DA011
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: BELL 47G-2, registration: N6755D

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3404   76/11/6   PIGEON FORGE,TN     BELL 47G-2          CR-  1  0  0  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 24, 4764
        TIME - 1645                    N6755D              PX-  0  2  0  OTHER                     TOTAL HOURS, 1856 IN
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            TYPE, NOT INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          PIGEON FORGE,TN             LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           PROPELLER/ROTOR FAILURE: TAIL ROTOR                      TAKEOFF: INITIAL CLIMB
           COLLIDED WITH: TREES                                     IN FLIGHT: UNCONTROLLED DESCENT
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PERSONNEL - MAINTENANCE,SERVICING,INSPECTION: IMPROPER MAINTENANCE (MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL)
           ROTORCRAFT - ROTOR ASSEMBLIES: TAIL ROTOR BLADES
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FATIGUE FRACTURE
        FACTOR(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - EXERCISED POOR JUDGMENT
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - SEPARATION IN FLIGHT
           TERRAIN - HIGH OBSTRUCTIONS
        REMARKS- HISTORY OF TAIL ROTOR MAINTENANCE.TAIL ROTOR BLADE P/N 47-642-102-49,S/N A3-78208.

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