NTSB Identification: FTW72AF081
14 CFR Part 135 Scheduled operation of PETROLEUM HELI
Aircraft: BELL 205A-1, registration: N2256W

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0659  72/5/29    DULAC,LA            BELL 205A-1         CR-  1  0  0  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 37, 4922
        TIME - 0604                    N2256W              PX- 10  0  0  COMMUTER AIR CARRIER      TOTAL HOURS, 1566 IN
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0  AIR TAXI-PASSG S-D        TYPE, NOT INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          DULAC,LA                    BLOCK 201,GULF MEX
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           PROPELLER/ROTOR FAILURE: TAIL ROTOR                      IN FLIGHT: NORMAL CRUISE
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: UNCONTROLLED                IN FLIGHT: UNCONTROLLED DESCENT
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           ROTORCRAFT - ROTOR ASSEMBLIES: OTHER
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FATIGUE FRACTURE
        FACTOR(S)
           ROTORCRAFT - ROTOR ASSEMBLIES: TAIL ROTOR BLADES
           ROTORCRAFT - ROTOR ASSEMBLIES: MAIN ROTOR BLADES
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - SEPARATION IN FLIGHT
        REMARKS- FATIGUE FAILURE BOTH TAIL ROTOR BLADE GRIPS,PN 204-011-728-13.

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