AAIB investigation to Hughes 369D, G-CCUO

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


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.

Download report:

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

Published 10 December 2014