NTSB Identification: OAK79FVD13
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: HUGHES 369D, registration: N8359F

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0303   79/3/1    MCKINLEYVILLE,CA    HUGHES 369D         CR-  0  1  0  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 0953                    N8359F              PX-  0  1  0  CTR PASSG-D               AGE 34, 1978 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            224 IN TYPE, NOT
                                                                                                   INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - ARCATA AIRPORT
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          SMITH RIVER,CA              BLUE LAKE,CA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           HARD LANDING                                             LANDING: LEVEL OFF/TOUCHDOWN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - MISJUDGED SPEED AND ALTITUDE
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - PRECAUTIONARY LANDING ON AIRPORT
                                  SUSPECTED MECHANICAL DISCREPANCY
        REMARKS- PLT SUSPECTED TAIL ROTOR FAILURE,ATTMPTD EMERG LNDG.MAIN ROTOR BADES SEVERED TAILCONE ON TCHDWN.

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