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NTSB Preliminary Report: Atoka, TN

 

Location:

Atoka, TN

Accident Number:

ERA20LA216

Date & Time:

06/14/2020, 2030 EDT

Registration:

N473TT

Aircraft:

Bell 47G

Injuries:

3 None

Flight Conducted Under:

Part 91: General Aviation - Personal


On June 14, 2020, about 2030 eastern daylight time, a Bell 47G-3B1, N473TT, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Atoka, Tennessee. The pilot and two passengers were not injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

According to the pilot, they departed Burnett Heliport (59TN) Atoka, Tennessee, for a local flight. He stated that about 1.5 miles north of the heliport, while descending through 900 ft, the engine experienced a total loss of power. The pilot performed an autorotation to a field, and during touchdown the main rotor blades struck and severed the aft 20 inches of the tail boom, which included the tail rotor from the airframe. The helicopter had been operated about 8 hours since its most recent 100-hour inspection.

Examination of the accident site by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed that the helicopter came to rest upright in a field. All major components of the helicopter were accounted for.

The helicopter was retained for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make:

Bell

Registration:

N473TT

Model/Series:

47G 3B1

Aircraft Category:

Helicopter

Amateur Built:

No

 

 

Operator:

On file

Operating Certificate(s) Held:

None

 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:

Visual Conditions

Condition of Light:

Dusk

Observation Facility, Elevation:

NQA, 320 ft msl

Observation Time:

2050 EDT

Distance from Accident Site:

11 Nautical Miles

Temperature/Dew Point:

28°C / 19°C

Lowest Cloud Condition:

Clear

Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction:

4 knots / , 50°

Lowest Ceiling:

None

Visibility

10 Miles

Altimeter Setting:

30.12 inches Hg

Type of Flight Plan Filed:

None

Departure Point:

Atoka, TN (59TN)

Destination:

Atoka, TN (59TN)

 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries:

1 None

Aircraft Damage:

Substantial

Passenger Injuries:

2 None

Aircraft Fire:

None

Ground Injuries:

N/A

Aircraft Explosion:

None

Total Injuries:

3 None

Latitude, Longitude:

35.413333, -89.653056 (est)

 

Administrative Information

Investigator In Charge (IIC):

Peter C Wentz

Additional Participating Persons:

Dan Merrell; FAA FSDO; Memphis, TN

Note:

The NTSB did not travel to the scene of this accident.





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