AAIB investigation to Hughes 369D, G-CCUO

Loss of control and ground impact, near Droitwich, 27 January 2014.

Summary:

Shortly after takeoff the pilot experienced yaw control difficulties, resulting in the loss of control of the helicopter and a subsequent crash landing. The pilot escaped with minor injuries. In the absence of any mechanical abnormalities, the most likely cause of the accident is a loss of tail rotor effectiveness.

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Hughes 369D G-CCUO 07-14.pdf (184.01 kb)

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