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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 40792
Last updated: 13 November 2019
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Date:20-JUL-1983
Time:16:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic H269 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hughes 269C
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N8995F
C/n / msn: 240278
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Houston, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE HELICOPTER CRASHED IN A RELATIVELY HIGH SPEED DESCENT WHILE IN A SLIGHT NOSE-LOW AND LEFT BANK ATTITUDE. THE ACFT HAD BEEN CIRCLING AT AN ALT OF ABOUT 600 FT MSL AWAITING CLEARANCE TO LAND. THE PIC IN THE LEFT SEAT, WHO WAS NOT FLYING THE ACFT, SAID HE FELT NO YAW OR CHANGE IN SOUND BUT SUDDENLY THE GROUND WAS COMING UP AND HE THOUGHT HE OBSERVEDLOW ROTOR RPM. THE NEXT THING HE REMEMBERS IS BEING IN PAIN ON THE GROUND ON HIS BACK. NEITHER THE ENGINE NOR THE ROTORSWERE OPERATING AT IMPACT AS VERIFIED BY OBSERVATION OF THE WRECKAGE. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THE ENG AND ALL OF ITS ACCESSORIES WERE CAPABLE OF NORMAL OPERATION PRIOR TO GROUND IMPACT. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X43732


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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