NTSB Identification: FTW73DRD10
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of PETROLEUM HELI
Aircraft: BELL 47G-4A, registration: N4708R

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0871  72/11/10 NR.DULAC,LA           BELL 47G-4A         CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 1004                    N4708R              PX-  0  0  0  AIR TAXI-CARGO            AGE 24, 2478 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            108 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          SHIP SHOAL BLOCK 214        LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: WIRES/POLES                               TAKEOFF: VERTICAL
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT PREPARATION AND/OR PLANNING
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - IMPROPERLY LOADED AIRCRAFT-WEIGHT-AND/OR C.G.
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST IN WATER
        REMARKS- MAX UNSYMMETRICAL CLASS A LOAD 50LBS,CARGO WEIGHED APRX 150LBS.LOST CTL ENTERING HOVER.

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