Hard landing Accident Hughes 369F N530R, 14 May 2008
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 19895
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Type:Silhouette image of generic H500 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Hughes 369F
Owner/operator:Inter-Island Helicopters
Registration: N530R
MSN: 0005F
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Kekaha, HI -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Kekaha, HI (PAK)
Destination airport:Hanapepe, HI (PAK)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The helicopter pilot reported that he was conducting long-line operations when he heard a loud "popping" sound and moments later the helicopter's engine lost power. The pilot released the long line with its cargo and performed an autorotation to the ground. The helicopter landed hard and the main rotor blades severed the tail boom. Postaccident examination of the helicopter revealed no discrepancies that would have prevented normal engine operation. The engine was removed from the helicopter, placed in an engine test cell, and started. It was taken through a series of timed accelerations and decelerations where it performed to production test standards. The reason for the loss of engine power was not determined.
Probable Cause: A loss of engine power for undetermined reasons.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 11 months
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

21 Aug 2018 N530FU Air 1 Sandpoint Helicopters Inc opb. Brunner Aerospace 2 Granger, TX w/o
Wire strike.


Revision history:

24-May-2008 09:56 Fusko Added
21-Dec-2016 19:14 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:16 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:20 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
03-Dec-2017 10:52 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
16-Jul-2020 04:42 Ron Averes Updated [Country]

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