NTSB Identification: FTW81FQG04
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: HUGHES 269B, registration: N9397F

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-2970  80/10/26 NR.GIRARD,TX          HUGHES 269B         CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             COMMERCIAL, AGE 40, 1596
        TIME - 0900                    N9397F              PX-  0  0  0  BUSINESS                  TOTAL HOURS, 1411 IN
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            TYPE, NOT INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
         GIRARD,TX                    LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           PROPELLER/ROTOR FAILURE: TAIL ROTOR                      IN FLIGHT: HOVERING
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: UNCONTROLLED                LANDING: LEVEL OFF/TOUCHDOWN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           ROTORCRAFT - ROTOR ASSEMBLIES: TAIL ROTOR BLADES
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - MATERIAL FAILURE
        FACTOR(S)
           TERRAIN - HIGH VEGETATION
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON LAND
        REMARKS- HERDING CATTLE.TAIL ROTOR BLADES FAILED WHILE HOVERING OVR TALL BRUSH.

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