NTSB Identification: IAD80FA003
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: HUGHES 369HS, registration: N9076F

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3441   79/10/4   MT CRAWFORD,VA      HUGHES 369HS        CR-  1  0  0  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 43, 2997
        TIME - 1550                    N9076F              PX-  2  0  0  MAPPING/PHOTO             TOTAL HOURS, 10 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - SHENANDOAH VALLEY
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          LURAY CAVERN,VA             WEYERS CAVE,VA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           ENGINE FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION                            IN FLIGHT: NORMAL CRUISE
           AIRFRAME FAILURE: IN FLIGHT                              LANDING: POWER-OFF AUTOROTATIVE LANDING
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT PREPARATION AND/OR PLANNING
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - MISCALCULATED FUEL CONSUMPTION
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FUEL EXHAUSTION
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE ROTOR R.P.M.
        FACTOR(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT
        COMPLETE POWER LOSS - COMPLETE ENGINE FAILURE/FLAMEOUT-1 ENGINE
         FIRE AFTER IMPACT
        REMARKS- TAIL BOOM SEVERED IN FLIGHT BY MAIN ROTOR BLADES.PLT DECAYED ROTOR RPM TRYING TO STRETCH GLIDE.

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