NTSB Identification: NYC72FFA39
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: HUGHES 269B, registration: N9514F

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0749  72/5/11    SARATOGA,NY         HUGHES 269B         CR-  0  1  0  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 1000                    N9514F              PX-  0  0  0  OTHER                     AGE 52, 12188 TOTAL
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            HOURS, 3044 IN TYPE, NOT
                                                                                                   INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - SARATOGA COUNTY
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          SARATOGA,NY                 LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           AIRFRAME FAILURE: IN FLIGHT                              IN FLIGHT: HOVERING
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: UNCONTROLLED                IN FLIGHT: UNCONTROLLED DESCENT
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           ROTORCRAFT - MISCELLANEOUS UNITS AND ASSEMBLIES: TAIL BOOMS/PYLONS/CONES
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FATIGUE FRACTURE
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - MATERIAL FAILURE
        REMARKS- TAIL BOOM ATTACH STRUT FAILED. FLOAT EQUIPPED ACFT WAS DRYING RACE TRACK.

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