Accident Hughes 369D N935M, 29 May 2007
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 284840
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Time:15:55 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic H500 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Hughes 369D
Registration: N935M
MSN: 1111125D
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Torrance, California -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Santa Monica Airport, CA (SMO/KSMO)
Destination airport:Torrance Airport, CA (TOA/KTOA)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot stated that he intended to practice autorotations and hovering at the airport. Upon arriving at the airport practice area, he began 360-degree hovers. During one of the hovers, he lost control of the helicopter and it landed hard. Wind gusts were reported at the time of the accident which the pilot thought contributed to the loss of helicopter control. During the hard landing, the skids split and the tail boom was bent. The pilot reported no mechanical malfunctions.

Probable Cause: The pilot's loss of helicopter control while maneuvering at low altitude, which resulted in a hard landing. The wind gusts were a contributing factor.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 month
Download report: Final report

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