NTSB Identification: LAX83FA416.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23098.
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 30, 1983 in SHANDON, CA
Aircraft: HUGHES 369D, registration: N5007G
Injuries: 4 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE HELICOPTER MADE A HARD LANDING DURING AUTOROTATION AFTER THE PLT REPORTEDLY HAD AN ENGINE FAILURE AT ABOUT 50 FT AGLABOUT 15 MINUTES AFTER TAKEOFF. THE ENGINE WAS CHECKED AT LONG BEACH AFTER THE ACCIDENT AND TEST RUN IN THE ACFT. THE ENGINE WAS ALSO PLACED IN A TEST CELL AND CHECKED. RESULTS OF THESE TESTS INDICATED THE ENGINE MET THE SPECIFICATIONS OFA NEW ENGINE. ALL TESTS ON THE ACFT AND ENGINE COMPONENTS WERE SATISFACTORY AND NOTHING WAS NOTED TO PRECLUDE NORMAL OPERATION OF THE ACFT AND ENGINE.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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

ALTITUDE..BELOW..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLARE..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AUTOROTATION..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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