Hughes 269A Hughes 300, G-SHPP, 28 July 2008

Hughes 269A Hughes 300, G-SHPP


A downwind, out of ground effect transition, resulted in overpitching of the main rotor. The subsequent reduction of rotor rpm caused a loss of tail rotor authority and a descending turning flightpath below a height from which recovery could be effected. The helicopter hit a fence on ground impact and rolled over.

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Published 10 December 2014