NTSB Identification: FTW72FPD35
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: BELL 309, registration: N309K

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-1487  72/4/11    VENUS,TEX           BELL 309            CR-  0  1  1  MISCELLANEOUS             COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 1617                    N309K               PX-  0  0  0  TEST                      AGE 39, 4941 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            31 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          ARLINGTON,TEX               TEST AREA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           MISCELLANEOUS                                            IN FLIGHT: NORMAL CRUISE
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: UNCONTROLLED                IN FLIGHT: UNCONTROLLED DESCENT
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           ROTORCRAFT - FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS: COLLECTIVE PITCH CONTROL SYSTEM
           SYSTEMS - FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS: FLIGHT CONTROL BOOST SYSTEMS, HYDRAULIC
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - DISCONNECTED
           PERSONNEL - PRODUCTION-DESIGN-PERSONNEL: OTHER
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON LAND
                                  PITCH CONTROL PROBLEM
        REMARKS- INADQT CHROMIUM PLATING ON MOUNT UNIBALL BEARING.BALL AND RACE SEIZED.PLT UN RAISE COLLECTIVE CTL.

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