NTSB Identification: CHI78FEX05
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: HUGHES 269B, registration: N9556F

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-4275   77/12/1   SPEEDWAY,IN         HUGHES 269B         CR-  0  1  0  MISCELLANEOUS             COMMERCIAL, AGE 32, 2797
        TIME - 1655                    N9556F              PX-  0  2  0  HIGHWAY TRAFFIC ADVISORY  TOTAL HOURS, 1869 IN
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            TYPE, INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          INDIANAPOLIS,IN             LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           ENGINE FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION                            IN FLIGHT: NORMAL CRUISE
           HARD LANDING                                             LANDING: LEVEL OFF/TOUCHDOWN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           ROTORCRAFT - TRANSMISSION ROTOR DRIVE SYSTEM: MAIN ROTOR DRIVE SHAFT
           ROTORCRAFT - ROTOR ASSEMBLIES: UNIVERSAL JOINTS,COUPLINGS
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FATIGUE FRACTURE
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - IMPROPERLY LOADED AIRCRAFT-WEIGHT-AND/OR C.G.
        COMPLETE POWER LOSS - COMPLETE ENGINE FAILURE/FLAMEOUT-1 ENGINE
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON LAND
        REMARKS- 171LBS OVER GROSS WT.M/R GEAR BOX RING GEAR DRIVE COUPLING,P/N 269A5180,FAILED DUE METAL FATIGUE.

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