NTSB Identification: FTW86LA138.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31013.
Accident occurred Friday, July 25, 1986 in BATESVILLE, TX
Aircraft: HUGHES 269C, registration: N99803
Injuries: 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.
THE PILOT EXPERIENCED A PARTIAL POWER LOSS AT 60 FEET AGL. HE MADE A HARD LANDING IN AN OPEN FIELD CAUSING THE ROTOR BLADES TO SEVERE THE TAIL BOOM ON TOUCHDOWN. ON EXAMINATION OF THE AIRCRAFT FUEL SYSTEM DEBRIS WAS FOUND IN THE FUEL STRAINER, CAUSING FUEL CONTAMINATION AND THUS A POWER LOSS TO THE ENGINE.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:FUEL SYSTEM,STRAINER..BLOCKED(PARTIAL)
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:FLUID,FUEL..CONTAMINATION
AUTOROTATION..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND
TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)
AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
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