NTSB Identification: ERA12LA368
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, May 24, 2012 in Piney Flats, TN
Aircraft: SCHWEIZER 269C, registration: N760DA
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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On May 24, 2012, at approximately 1830 eastern daylight time, a Schweizer 269C, N760DA, was substantially damaged during a hard landing, after a loss of tail rotor effectiveness, in Piney Flats, Tennessee. The certificated commercial pilot and his pilot rated passenger were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the local personal flight operated under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91.

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