NTSB Identification: FTW91LA050.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 44325.
Accident occurred Saturday, March 16, 1991 in ADDISON, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/31/1993
Aircraft: HUGHES 269A, registration: N62269
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PILOT STATED AS HE WAS ABOUT TO SET THE AIRCRAFT DOWN FROM A HOVER HE ENCOUNTERED A STRONG GUST OF WIND AND THE AIRCRAFT BEGAN TO SPIN TO THE RIGHT. HE WAS UNABLE TO ARREST THE SPIN WITH FULL LEFT PEDAL. THE AIRCRAFT WAS SPINNING TOWARD A HANGAR AND A FENCE AND THE PILOT APPLIED COLLECTIVE TO CLEAR THE OBSTACLES. THE PILOT WAS SUBSEQUENTLY ABLE TO STOP THE SPIN BY REDUCING COLLECTIVE, HOWEVER, AS THE AIRCRAFT STARTED TO DESCEND IT STRUCK A TREE AND THE GROUND AND ROLLED OVER.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL DURING LANDING.

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