Accident Hughes 369HS N9193F, 17 Aug 1977
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Type:Silhouette image of generic H500 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Hughes 369HS
Owner/operator:Woods Air Service
Registration: N9193F
MSN: 540597S
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Kobuk, Alaska, at 66°55′3″N 156°54′25″W -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Kobuk, AK
Destination airport:Kobuk, AK
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Written off (destroyed) 17 August 1977 when flew into the ground near Kobuk, Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska. Kobuk is located at 66°55′3″N 156°54′25″W. According to the NTSB report, the pilot was "buzzing" some spectators on the ground, and indulging in unauthorized/unwarranted low flying, when he misjudged the aircraft's speed and altitude after he "diverted attention from operation of aircraft" causing a CFIT (Controlled Flight Into Terrain)


1. NTSB Identification: ANC77DA076 at
2. FAA:

Revision history:

24-Feb-2016 20:35 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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