NTSB Identification: FTW76FRD58
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: HUGHES 369, registration: N9125F

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3287   76/8/4  NR.INTRCOSTL CITY,LA  HUGHES 369          CR-  0  1  0  MISCELLANEOUS             COMMERCIAL, AGE 27, 3588
        TIME - 1140                    N9125F              PX-  0  0  0  FERRY                     TOTAL HOURS, 126 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
         INTRCOSTL CITY,LA            LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           PROPELLER/ROTOR FAILURE: TAIL ROTOR                      TAKEOFF: INITIAL CLIMB
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: CONTROLLED                  LANDING: LEVEL OFF/TOUCHDOWN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           ROTORCRAFT - TRANSMISSION ROTOR DRIVE SYSTEM: TAIL ROTOR DRIVE SHAFT ASSEMBLY
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - MATERIAL FAILURE
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO FOLLOW APPROVED PROCEDURES,DIRECTIVES,ETC.
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST IN WATER
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON WATER
        REMARKS- POP OUT FLOATS NOT INFLATED.TAIL ROTOR DRIVE SHAFT FAILED,CAUSE UNKNOWN.FRACTURES OBLITERATED.

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