NTSB Identification: SEA78FYE02
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: HUGHES 369C, registration: N9174F

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3599  77/11/10 NR.MORTON,WA          HUGHES 369C         CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 1430                    N9174F              PX-  0  0  4  MAPPING/PHOTO             AGE 38, 6218 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            273 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          RANDAL,WA                  MORTON,WA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           HARD LANDING                                             LANDING: LEVEL OFF/TOUCHDOWN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           WEATHER - SUDDEN WINDSHIFT
        FACTOR(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO INITIATE GO-AROUND
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - DOWNWIND
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY PHONE
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          SCATTERED                                                UNLIMITED
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          NONE                                                      45
        WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS                                      TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
          CALM                                                     VFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          NONE
        REMARKS- STEEP APCH.ENCOUNTERED TAILWIND GUST TO EST 20KTS AT 20FT AGL,SETTLED.

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