NTSB Identification: MIA85LA228.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28967.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 10, 1985 in ST.PETERSBURG, FL
Aircraft: HUGHES 269C, registration: N300JS
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 OF THE HELICOPTER WAS EXECUTING A QUICK STOP IN A DOWNWIND CONDITION. AS HE INCREASED COLLECTIVE PITCH CONTROL, THE ROTOR RPM BLED DOWN. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE INCREASED COLLECTIVE PITCH TO INCREASE RPM AND THE AIRCRAFT CRASHED.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND

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