NTSB Identification: LAX73FUA12
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: BELL 47J-2, registration: N2097

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-1605  72/8/14    HUNTGTN BCH,CALIF   BELL 47J-2          CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             PRIVATE, AGE 35, 330
        TIME - 1630                    N2097               PX-  0  0  0  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  TOTAL HOURS, 29 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - MEADOWLARK
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          LONG BEACH,CALIF            LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           PROPELLER/ROTOR FAILURE: TAIL ROTOR                      IN FLIGHT: NORMAL CRUISE
           COLLIDED WITH: OBJECT                                    LANDING: OTHER
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           ROTORCRAFT - TRANSMISSION ROTOR DRIVE SYSTEM: MAIN ROTOR GEAR BOX
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - LACK OF LUBRICATION-SPECIFIC PART,NOT SYSTEM
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - OVERHEATED
           PERSONNEL - MAINTENANCE,SERVICING,INSPECTION: INADEQUATE MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTION
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER OPERATION OF FLIGHT CONTROLS
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON LAND
        REMARKS- FLOAT EQUIPPED ACFT HIT OIL WELL RIGGING PIPE AFTER T/R GEARS FAILED.

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