NTSB Identification: LAX84LA260.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24225.
Accident occurred Tuesday, April 17, 1984 in MESA, AZ
Aircraft: HUGHES 269, registration: N8773F
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.

THE ACFT LANDED HARD DURING AN AUTOROTATION DEMONSTRATION BY A CFI. DURING LANDING THE ROTOR BLADES SEVERED THE TAIL ANDTHE ACFT WENT INTO GROUND RESONANCE. THE CFI SAID HE THOUGHT THE ACFT LOST TRANSITIONAL LIFT. HE RECOMMENDED NOT PRACTICING AUTOROTATIONS ON A DAY WITH VARIABLE AND GUSTY WINDS.

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

AUTOROTATION..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

ROTOR RPM..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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