NTSB Identification: MKC73AKO55
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of AIR TAXI SERVI
Aircraft: BELL 47J, registration: N6780D

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0352   73/3/2    KANSAS CITY,MO      BELL 47J            CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 27, 1114
        TIME - 1115                    N6780D              PX-  0  0  2  AIR TAXI-PASSG            TOTAL HOURS, 370 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          KANSAS CITY,MO              LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           ENGINE FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION                            IN FLIGHT: NORMAL CRUISE
           ROLL OVER                                                LANDING: POWER-OFF AUTOROTATIVE LANDING
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IN-FLIGHT DECISIONS OR PLANNING
           PILOT IN COMMAND - SELECTED UNSUITABLE TERRAIN
           TERRAIN - WET,SOFT GROUND
        FACTOR(S)
           ROTORCRAFT - TRANSMISSION ROTOR DRIVE SYSTEM: MAIN ROTOR PULLEYS,BELTS
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - MATERIAL FAILURE
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - PRECAUTIONARY LANDING OFF AIRPORT
                                  UNUSUAL NOISE
        REMARKS- ONE ENG COOLING FAN BELT BROKE.ENGINE EQUIPED WITH TWO. NO NEED TO AUTOROTATE.

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