NTSB Identification: LAX79FA020
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: HUGHES 500DH, registration: N501DH

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-4346  78/12/27   MECCA,CA            HUGHES 500DH        CR-  1  0  0  MISCELLANEOUS             ATP,FLIGHT INSTR., AGE
        TIME - 0950                    N501DH              PX-  0  0  0  EXPERIMENTATION           54, 11858 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            2760 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          THERMAL,CA                  LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           AIRFRAME FAILURE: IN FLIGHT                              IN FLIGHT: NORMAL CRUISE
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           ROTORCRAFT - MISCELLANEOUS UNITS AND ASSEMBLIES: TAIL BOOMS/PYLONS/CONES
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - OVERLOAD FAILURE
        FACTOR(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - EXCEEDED DESIGNED STRESS LIMITS OF AIRCRAFT
         FIRE AFTER IMPACT
        REMARKS- GENERAL DISINTEGRATION.ONE CITRUS TREE.L PEDAL INPUT 33% TRAVEL,TEST REQUIRED 25%.

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