NTSB Identification: SEA88LA022.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35624.
Accident occurred Tuesday, November 24, 1987 in LAS VEGAS, NV
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/14/1989
Aircraft: HUGHES 269B, registration: N22730
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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

DURING PRACTICE AUTOROTATION THE PILOT FLARED EXCESSIVELY HIGH AND THE TAIL BOOM STRUCK THE GROUND. THE PILOT THEN LOST CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT. THE DENSITY ALT WAS 2616 FEET. A RT QUARTERING TAILWIND WAS PRESENT.

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

AUTOROTATION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND

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