NTSB Identification: LAX71FVQ74
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of ROTOR-AIDS OFF
Aircraft: BELL 47J2, registration: N73921

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-1209  71/4/10    STA BARBARA,CALIF   BELL 47J2           CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 50, 9885
        TIME - 1528                    N73921              PX-  0  0  0  AIR TAXI-PASSG            TOTAL HOURS, 4771 IN
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            TYPE, INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - SANTA BARBARA
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          STA BARBARA,CALIF           LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           PROPELLER/ROTOR FAILURE: TAIL ROTOR                      LANDING: FINAL APPROACH
           HARD LANDING                                             LANDING: LEVEL OFF/TOUCHDOWN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           ROTORCRAFT - ROTOR ASSEMBLIES: TAIL ROTOR BLADES
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - MATERIAL FAILURE
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - SEPARATION IN FLIGHT
        REMARKS- FATIGUE CRACK CAUSED BLD FAILURE AT 350 HRS OF OPERATION.

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