NTSB Identification: NYC80FHD03
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: HUGHES 369D, registration: N501RP

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3657  79/10/18   TRENTON,NJ          HUGHES 369D         CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             ATP,FLIGHT INSTR., AGE
        TIME - 1600                    N501RP              PX-  0  0  0  CORP/EXEC                 36, 5447 TOTAL HOURS, 415
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - MERCER CO
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          TRENTON,NJ                  PISCATAWAY,NJ
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           PROPELLER/ROTOR FAILURE: TAIL ROTOR                      IN FLIGHT: HOVERING
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: CONTROLLED                  LANDING: POWER-ON LANDING
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           ROTORCRAFT - TRANSMISSION ROTOR DRIVE SYSTEM: TAIL ROTOR DRIVE SHAFT ASSEMBLY
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FATIGUE FRACTURE
        REMARKS- T/R DRIVE SHAFT COUPLING P/N 369H92564-D,MANUFACTURER'S P/N 19E149,FAILED.

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