NTSB Identification: CHI84LA203.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24337.
Accident occurred Sunday, May 20, 1984 in TOULON, IL
Aircraft: HUGHES 269B, registration: N9471F
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 PLT LANDED THE HELICOPTER IN A GRASSY AREA TO TALK TO A FRIEND. DURING DEPARTURE, HE FLEW OVER A CORN FIELD, & AT THAT TIME, AN EMPTY PAPER/PLASTIC CORN SEED SACK WAS DRAWN UP INTO THE MAIN ROTOR & A SEVERE VIBRATION BEGAN. HE THEN LANDED IN THE FIELD & SLID ABOUT 30 FT, THE SKIDS DUG INTO THE GROUND & THE HELICOPTER ROLLED OVER.

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

ROTOR SYSTEM,MAIN ROTOR BLADE..FOREIGN OBJECT

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

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ROTOR SYSTEM,MAIN ROTOR BLADE..VIBRATION


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..CROP


Contributing Factors

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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