NTSB Identification: ATL86LA069.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30611.
Accident occurred Tuesday, February 04, 1986 in COUNCIL, NC
Aircraft: HUGHES 269B, registration: N9374F
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 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.

DURING A CONTROL BURNING OPERATION, THE PLT EXPERIENCED A COMPLETE ENG FAILURE. THE PLT ENTERED AN AUTOROTATION AND COLLIDED WITH TREES. THE ENG EXAMINATION DISCLOSED THAT THE #4 CONNECTING ROD HAD FAILED. THE FAILURE WAS DETERMINED TO HAVE RESULTED FROM FATIGUE CRACKING NEAR THE CRANKSHAFT AND INSERT CONNECTION.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CONNECTING ROD..EXHAUSTION

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CONNECTING ROD..FATIGUE

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