NTSB Identification: MIA66A0036
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: HUGHES 269A, registration: N8896F

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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2-0796  65/9/29    MERRITT ISLE FLA    HUGHES 269A         CR-  0  0  1  MISCELLANEOUS             COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 1500                    N8896F              PX-  0  0  1  DEMONSTRATION             AGE 41, 9444 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            21 IN TYPE, NOT
                                                                                                   INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - CENTRAL BREVARD
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           HARD LANDING                                             LANDING: POWER-OFF AUTOROTATIVE LANDING
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
          PILOT-FAILED TO ESTABLISH ADQ.ENG.AND ROTOR RPM
        FACTOR(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER OPERATION OF POWERPLANT & POWERPLANT CONTROLS
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER OPERATION OF FLIGHT CONTROLS
           PILOT IN COMMAND - PREMATURE LIFT-OFF
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - PRECAUTIONARY LANDING ON AIRPORT
                                  DIRECTIONAL CONTROL PROBLEM
        REMARKS- LACK OF TORQUE CONTROL AT LIFT OFF.

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