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.
Hughes 269A Hughes 300, G-SHPP 11-08.pdf (290.26 kb)
Date of occurrence: 28 July 2008