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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145288
Last updated: 19 November 2017
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Type:Silhouette image of generic H269 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hughes 269A
Owner/operator:Lowry Flying Service Inc
Registration: N69HJ
C/n / msn: 580869
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Grinnell Regional Airport, IA -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:KGGI
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The helicopter experienced ground resonance on takeoff. The takeoff was aborted and the helicopter sustained substantial damage. The two passengers on board the helicopter were not injured.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows: The pilot's improper liftoff technique, which resulted in ground resonance, and the pilot's delayed recognition of the ground resonance.


Revision history:

25-Apr-2012 12:05 Geno Added
26-Sep-2016 20:50 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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