NTSB Identification: NYC84LA134.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24382.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 07, 1984 in DANBURY, CT
Aircraft: HUGHES 269A, registration: N8817F
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.

WHILE IN FLT, THE HELICOPTER YAWED & THE ENG RPM INCREASED. THE PLT RETARDED THE THROTTLE TO IDLE, LOWERED THE COLLECTIVE & INITIATE AN AUTOROTATION. WHILE ATTEMPTING TO REACH A SUITABLE LANDING AREA, THE PLT KEPT HIS SPEED UP TO AVOID BUILDINGS. HOWEVER, DURING THE LANDING, THE HELICOPTER HIT A FENCE & ROLLED OVER. AN EXAM REVEALED THE SHORT SHAFT, PN 269A-5559, HAD FAILED.

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

ROTOR DRIVE SYSTEM,ENGINE TO TRANSMISSION DRIVE..FAILURE,TOTAL



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)



Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE

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