NTSB Identification: NYC06WA085
Incident occurred Friday, July 29, 2005 in Jacobiparochie, Netherlands
Aircraft: Schweizer 269D, registration:
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On July 29, 2005, exact time unknown, a Schweizer 269D helicopter, PH-HHB, was undamaged following a forced landing from a hover. The certificated pilot and two passengers were not injured. The local observation flight had not yet departed St. Jacobiparochie, Netherlands.

According to the Dutch Transport Safety Board, the helicopter was at a 3-foot hover, when the pilot experienced a sudden right yaw, and a loss of tail rotor authority. The pilot landed the helicopter immediately, and there was no aircraft damage, nor injuries to any occupants or ground personnel.

Examination of the helicopter revealed that the main rotor transmission pinion was fractured. The pinion was forwarded to a private laboratory in the Netherlands for examination, and then forwarded to the National Transportation Safety Board Materials Laboratory, Washington, D.C., for a subsequent examination.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Government of the Netherlands. Any further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from the:

Dutch Transport Safety Board
PO Box 95404
2509 CK The Hague
The Netherlands

Telephone: +31 70 333 70 00
Telefax: +31 70 333 70 77

This report is for informational purposes only.

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