NTSB Identification: MIA86LA074.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30610.
Accident occurred Wednesday, February 12, 1986 in VERO BEACH, FL
Aircraft: HUGHES 269C, registration: N58275
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.
DURING AUTO-ROTATION PRACTICE, THE CFI PASSED CONTROL OF THE HELICOPTER TO THE STUDENT PLT. AT APRX 10 FT ABOVE THE GROUND, THE CFI ATTEMPTED TO APPLY CORRECTIVE ACTION WHEN IT BECAME APPARENT THAT THE ACFT WAS GOING TO MAKE A HARD LANDING. THE ATTEMPT WAS UNSUCCESSFUL, AND THE TAIL ROTOR STRUCK THE GROUND. THE CFI STATED THAT PERHAPS HE HAD WAITED A LITTLE TOO LONG BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO REASSUME CONTROL OF THE ACFT FROM THE STUDENT PLT.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:REMEDIAL ACTION..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)
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