AAIB investigation to Hughes 369D, G-CCUO
- Air Accidents Investigation Branch
- Date of occurrence:
- 27 January 2014
- Aircraft category:
- General aviation - rotorcraft
- Report type:
- Bulletin - Correspondence investigation
- Aircraft type:
- Hughes 369D
- Near Stonebridge Cross Business Park, Droitwich, Worcestershire
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.
Hughes 369D G-CCUO 07-14.pdf (184.01 kb)
Date of occurrence: 27 January 2014