NTSB Identification: LAX75AL045
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of WESTERN HELICO
Aircraft: HUGHES 369HS, registration: N9097F

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0820   75/3/5  NR.BALLARAT,CA        HUGHES 369HS        CR-  0  1  0  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 53, 12299
        TIME - 1630                    N9097F              PX-  0  3  0  AIR TAXI-PASSG            TOTAL HOURS, 878 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
         BALLARAT,CA                  PANAMINT SPRINGS,CA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           AIRFRAME FAILURE: IN FLIGHT                              IN FLIGHT: NORMAL CRUISE
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: UNCONTROLLED                IN FLIGHT: UNCONTROLLED DESCENT
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - ATTEMPTED OPERATION W/KNOWN DEFICIENCIES IN EQUIPMENT
           ROTORCRAFT - MISCELLANEOUS UNITS AND ASSEMBLIES: TAIL BOOMS/PYLONS/CONES
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - PREVIOUS DAMAGE
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - OVERLOAD FAILURE
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - SEPARATION IN FLIGHT
        REMARKS- PLT KNEW TAIL BOOM DMGD BFOR TKOF.CONT FLT.TAIL BOOM SEPARATED IN FLT.

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