NTSB Identification: FTW68A0076
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: HUGHES 269A, registration: N8818F

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0206   68/2/3    PLAINVIEW,TEX       HUGHES 269A         CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             COMMERCIAL, AGE 53, 2465
        TIME - 1700                    N8818F              PX-  0  0  1  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  TOTAL HOURS, 60 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: UNCONTROLLED                IN FLIGHT: UNCONTROLLED DESCENT
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER OPERATION OF POWERPLANT & POWERPLANT CONTROLS
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IN-FLIGHT DECISIONS OR PLANNING
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER OPERATION OF FLIGHT CONTROLS
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE ROTOR R.P.M.
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - DOWNWIND
        REMARKS- ATTEMPTED DOWNWIND HOVERING TURN TO RT.FAILED TOLAND WHEN RPM DROPPED OR TO MAINTAIN LEVEL ATITUDE

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