NTSB Identification: CHI84LA186.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26985.
Accident occurred Sunday, May 13, 1984 in RENSSELAER, IN
Aircraft: HUGHES 500D, registration: N8352F
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.

HARD FORCED LANDING MADE AFTER LOSS OF PWR AT CRUISE ALT OF 500 FT AGL. MAIN ROTOR BLADES CONTACTED TAIL BOOM. EXAMINATION DISCLOSED FUEL PUMP GEARS SHOWED SIGNS OF CORROSION. GEAR TEETH AND END FACES WERE SEVERLY ETCHED AND PITTED. BRONZE PARTICLES WERE FOUND IN FUEL NOZZLES AND FUEL SCREEN. ACFT REPORTEDLY SAT IDLE FOR 3 MONTHS BEFORE ACCIDENT.

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

FLARE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL SYSTEM,NOZZLE..BLOCKED(TOTAL)


Contributing Factors

ALTITUDE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FUEL SYSTEM,PUMP..CORRODED


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