NTSB Identification: LAX65A0071
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: BELL 47G3B1, registration: N73998

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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2-0077  65/2/27  NR.BISHOP CALIF       BELL 47G3B1         CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 0800                    N73998              PX-  0  0  2  BUSINESS                  AGE 45, 5154 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            15 IN TYPE, NOT
                                                                                                   INSTRUMENT RATED.
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: DIRT BANK                                 STATIC: IDLING ROTORS
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           WEATHER - DOWNDRAFT,UPDRAFTS
           PILOT IN COMMAND - EXERCISED POOR JUDGMENT
        FACTOR(S)
           TERRAIN - SNOW-COVERED
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON LAND
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OVERCAST                                                  12000
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     NONE
        TEMPERATURE-F                                            WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES
           20                                                      360
        WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS                                      TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
           50                                                      VFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          NONE
         FIRE AFTER IMPACT
        REMARKS- ENCOUNTERED DOWNDRAFT THAT EXCEEDED AIRCRAFT CLIMB CAPABILITY-IMPROPER SELECTION OF ROUTE OF FLIGH

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