NTSB Identification: FTW72AF004
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of PETROLEUM HELI
Aircraft: BELL 47G4A, registration: N4708R

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-2543  71/7/14    MORGAN CITY,LA      BELL 47G4A          CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 27, 2031
        TIME - 1230                    N4708R              PX-  0  0  2  AIR TAXI-PASSG            TOTAL HOURS, 906 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          PLATFORM SS214B             PLATFORM SS214H
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           ENGINE FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION                            TAKEOFF: INITIAL CLIMB
           HARD LANDING                                             LANDING: POWER-OFF AUTOROTATIVE LANDING
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER OPERATION OF POWERPLANT & POWERPLANT CONTROLS
           PILOT IN COMMAND - SPONTANEOUS-IMPROPER ACTION
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE ROTOR R.P.M.
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST IN WATER
        COMPLETE POWER LOSS - COMPLETE ENGINE FAILURE/FLAMEOUT-1 ENGINE
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON WATER
        REMARKS- PLT TKOF ON 1 MAG,TURNED MAGS OFF INSTEAD OF ON,LOST RPM,LNDD HRD.ACFT SANK BUT RCVRD.

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