NTSB Identification: FTW82FPJ15
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, July 17, 1982 in BOISE CITY, OK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/17/1983
Aircraft: HUGHES 269, registration: N8873F
Injuries: 2 Serious.

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 PLT HAD COMPLETED CONDUCTING TESTS WITH DYED WATER TO DETERMINE SPRAY PATTERN & COVERAGE AFTER RECENTLY INSTALLING SPECIAL PURPOSE AERIAL APPLICATION EQUIPMENT. WHILE APPROACHING FOR A LANDING AT A FORWARD SPEED OF 15-20 MPH & DESCENDING RAPIDLY HE APPLIED THROTTLE & COLLECTIVE TO FLARE. THE PLT STATED HE WAS UNABLE TO OBTAIN NECESSARY POWER TO FLARE & THE HELICOPTER STRUCK THE GROUND IN A NEAR-LEVEL ATTITUDE COLLAPSING THE RIGHT LANDING SKID.

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:

ADEQUATE ROTOR RPM..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



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