NTSB Identification: FTW73AF044
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of PTRLM HELO INC
Aircraft: BELL 206B, registration: N14831

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0135  73/2/19    MORGAN CITY,LA      BELL 206B           CR-  1  0  0  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 33, 4962
        TIME - 0915                    N14831              PX-  4  0  0  AIR TAXI-PASSG            TOTAL HOURS, 1140 IN
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            TYPE, NOT INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          MARSH IS BLK 57             MORGAN CITY,LA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           PROPELLER/ROTOR FAILURE: MAIN ROTOR                      TAKEOFF: VERTICAL
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: UNCONTROLLED                IN FLIGHT: UNCONTROLLED DESCENT
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           ROTORCRAFT - MISCELLANEOUS UNITS AND ASSEMBLIES: OTHER
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FATIGUE FRACTURE
        REMARKS- PYLON SUPPORT LINK FAILED IN FATIGUE,CAUSING COMPLETE FAILURE OF MAIN ROTOR/TRANSMISSION ASSY.

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