NTSB Identification: SEA66A0032
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: BELL 47G-2, registration: N6145C

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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2-1079  65/11/23   38MI E.KELSO WASH   BELL 47G-2          CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 30, 2300
        TIME - 1145                    N6145C              PX-  0  0  0  AERIAL APPLICATION        TOTAL HOURS, 101 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           PROPELLER/ROTOR FAILURE: TAIL ROTOR                      IN FLIGHT: SWATH RUN
           COLLIDED WITH: TREES                                     IN FLIGHT: FLAREOUT FOR SWATH RUN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           ROTORCRAFT - ROTOR ASSEMBLIES: TAIL ROTOR BLADES
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FATIGUE FRACTURE
           TERRAIN - HIGH VEGETATION
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - SEPARATION IN FLIGHT
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON LAND
                                  DIRECTIONAL CONTROL PROBLEM
                                  SUSPECTED OR KNOWN AIRCRAFT DAMAGE
         SPECIAL DATA
          TOTAL HOURS IN CROP CONTROL -  101                       KIND OF OPERATION - SEEDING FORESTS
          KIND OF CROP - FOREST-TREES                              PILOT' S SEAT BELT -FASTENED-PROPERLY
          GLOVES - NOT USED                                        GOGGLES - NOT USED
          COCKPIT CRASHPAD - NOT INSTALLED                         CRASH BAR - NOT INSTALLED
          TANK/HOPPER-LOCATION - SIDES                             TERRAIN-TYPE -MOUNTAINOUS
          ELEVATION-AREA BEING TREATED-FEET -  1450                SWATH RUN-HOW FLOWN - WIND CALM
        REMARKS- TAIL ROTR BLADE PN 47-642-102-49 SERIAL A3-2680 FAILED INSIDE GRIP FITTING IN STRESS RELIEF FILLET

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