NTSB Identification: FTW71AF081
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of PETROLEUM HELI
Aircraft: BELL 206A, registration: N6217N

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-2158   71/6/9    GULF OF MEXICO      BELL 206A           CR-  0  1  0  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 44, 6362
        TIME - 1300                    N6217N              PX-  0  2  0  AIR TAXI-PASSG            TOTAL HOURS, 76 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - OCEAN EXPLORER
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          VERMILION BLOCK 321         INTRACOASTAL CTY,LA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           ENGINE FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION                            TAKEOFF: INITIAL CLIMB
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: UNCONTROLLED                LANDING: POWER-OFF AUTOROTATIVE LANDING
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           POWERPLANT - TURBINE ASSEMBLY: WHEEL TURBINE
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FATIGUE FRACTURE
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST IN WATER
        COMPLETE POWER LOSS - COMPLETE ENGINE FAILURE/FLAMEOUT-1 ENGINE
        MISSING AIRCRAFT - LATER RECOVERED
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON WATER
        REMARKS- RCVRD 6/24/71.2ND PHASE TURBINE WHEEL,PN6857912,FAILED AT CRITICAL PHASE OF FLT.PLT UN CTL ACFT.

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