NTSB Identification: DEN66A0081
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of SKY CHOPPERS I
Aircraft: BELL 47G3B1, registration: N1180W

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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2-0378  66/5/11    ASPEN COLO          BELL 47G3B1         CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 30, 602
        TIME - 1350                    N1180W              PX-  0  1  1  AIR TAXI-PASSG            TOTAL HOURS, 400 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: CONTROLLED                  LANDING: GO-AROUND
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE ROTOR R.P.M.
           PILOT IN COMMAND - SPONTANEOUS-IMPROPER ACTION
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE
           TERRAIN - SNOW-COVERED
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - DOWNWIND
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          CLEAR                                                    UNLIMITED
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES
          NONE                                                     180
        WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS                                      TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
           8                                                       VFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          NONE
         FIRE AFTER IMPACT
        REMARKS- PILOT WAS DISORIENTED BY BLOWING SNOW AND MADE A STEEP DOWNWIND TURN.

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