NTSB Identification: LAX83LA019
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, October 22, 1982 in GONZALES, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/22/1983
Aircraft: HUGHES 269C, registration: N1105B
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 PILOT REPORTED THAT WHEN HE RETURNED TO LAND, HE ELECTED TO PRACTICE AN AUTOROTATIVE LANDING. DURING THE LANDING, THE HELICOPTER TOUCHED DOWN HARD AND THE MAIN ROTOR BLADES FLEXED DOWNWARD AND HIT THE TAIL BOOM.

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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