NTSB Identification: FTW84LA061.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23426.
Accident occurred Thursday, November 17, 1983 in FREER, TX
Aircraft: HUGHES 269C, registration: N50638
Injuries: 3 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 & 2 PASSENGERS WERE ON A FLT TO LOOK FOR DEER IN A PASTURE AREA. WHILE IN A TURN AFTER THE LAST PASS OVER THE PASTURE, THE ENG LOST POWER AT APRX 150 FT AGL. THE PLT INITIATED AN AUTOROTATIVE LANDING IN AN AREA OF MESQUITE BRUSH & BUSHES. HE REPORTED THAT DURING THE LANDING, THE HELICOPTER TOUCHED DOWN ON A MESQUITE BUSH & THEN ROLLED OVER ON ITS LEFT SIDE. AN EXAM OF THE ENG WAS MADE, BUT NO PREIMPACT, MECHANICAL FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION WAS FOUND. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ENG WAS STARTED & OPERATED NORMALLY.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED
TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION
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