NTSB Identification: FTW73AF054
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of PETROLEUM HELI
Aircraft: BELL 47G-4A, registration: N1445W

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0592  73/3/22  NR.CAMERON,LA         BELL 47G-4A         CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 29, 1456
        TIME - 0735                    N1445W              PX-  0  0  2  AIR TAXI-PASSG            TOTAL HOURS, 461 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          E.CAMERON BLOCK 71          W.CAMERON BLOCK 192
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           ENGINE FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION                            IN FLIGHT: NORMAL CRUISE
           HARD LANDING                                             LANDING: POWER-OFF AUTOROTATIVE LANDING
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           POWERPLANT - ENGINE STRUCTURE: OTHER
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - MATERIAL FAILURE
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - OVERHEATED
           PILOT IN COMMAND - MISJUDGED ALTITUDE
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE ROTOR R.P.M.
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST IN WATER
        PARTIAL POWER LOSS - PARTIAL LOSS OF POWER - 1 ENGINE
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON WATER
        REMARKS- FLOAT EQUIPPED. ENG LOST PWR DUE COOLING FAN BEARING FAILURE FOR UNDET REASON. CRASHED IN GULF.

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