NTSB Identification: FTW77FQG17
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: HUGHES 269A, registration: N9689F

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0463  77/3/28    OZONA,TX            HUGHES 269A         CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             COMMERCIAL, AGE 34, 2048
        TIME - 1818                    N9689F              PX-  0  0  1  BUSINESS                  TOTAL HOURS, 165 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          OZONA,TX                    LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           PROPELLER/ROTOR FAILURE: TAIL ROTOR                      IN FLIGHT: POWER-ON DESCENT
           ROLL OVER                                                LANDING: POWER-OFF AUTOROTATIVE LANDING
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PERSONNEL - MAINTENANCE,SERVICING,INSPECTION: INADEQUATE MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTION
           ROTORCRAFT - TRANSMISSION ROTOR DRIVE SYSTEM: TAIL ROTOR DRIVE SHAFT ASSEMBLY
           MISCELLANEOUS - FOREIGN OBJECT DAMAGE
           MISCELLANEOUS - FOREIGN MATERIAL AFFECTING NORMAL OPERATIONS
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - INTERFERENCE WITH FLIGHT CONTROLS
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON LAND
        REMARKS- WRENCH FOUND INSIDE TAIL BOOM IN AREA OF T/R DRIVE SHAFT FAILURE.

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