NTSB Identification: FTW73DRD13
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: BELL 47J-2, registration: N73968

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0156   73/1/3    GULF OF MEXICO      BELL 47J-2          CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             COMMERCIAL, AGE 32, 3747
        TIME - 1700                    N73968              PX-  0  0  2  CORP/EXEC                 TOTAL HOURS, 344 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          WEST CAMERON BLK 194        CAMERON,LA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           PROPELLER/ROTOR FAILURE: MAIN ROTOR                      IN FLIGHT: CLIMB TO CRUISE
           HARD LANDING                                             LANDING: POWER-OFF AUTOROTATIVE LANDING
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           ROTORCRAFT - TRANSMISSION ROTOR DRIVE SYSTEM: FREE WHEEL UNIT
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - ELONGATED
           TERRAIN - ROUGH WATER
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST IN WATER
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON WATER
        REMARKS- SLIPPAGE OF FREE WHEELING UNIT. FLOAT EQUIPPED.

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