NTSB Identification: LAX66A0035
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: HUGHES 269A, registration: N8741F

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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2-0645  65/10/14   GERLACH NEV         HUGHES 269A         CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             PRIVATE, AGE 44, 4020
        TIME - 0900                    N8741F              PX-  0  0  0  OTHER                     TOTAL HOURS, 23 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - SOLDIER MEADOW
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           PROPELLER/ROTOR FAILURE: TAIL ROTOR                      IN FLIGHT: OTHER
           HARD LANDING                                             LANDING: POWER-OFF AUTOROTATIVE LANDING
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           ROTORCRAFT - TRANSMISSION ROTOR DRIVE SYSTEM: TAIL ROTOR DRIVE SHAFT ASSEMBLY
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - MATERIAL FAILURE
           PERSONNEL - FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR: INADEQUATE TRAINING OF STUDENT
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - OVERLOAD FAILURE
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - DISCONNECTED
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - PREVIOUS DAMAGE
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON LAND
                                  DIRECTIONAL CONTROL PROBLEM
        REMARKS- HUNTING COYOTES.PILOT HAD NOT BEEN TAUGHT HOW TOCHECK TAIL ROTOR DRIVE SHAFT ALIGNMENT

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