TH-55 Osage

June 5, 2009 - 5:26am

Hughes 269B, Salesville, Ark., July 15, 2008–The board ruled that the probable cause of the helicopter crash was the pilot’s failure to maintain clearance from the crossing power transmission line. The helicopter’s rotor blades struck a high-voltage power line while on line patrol looking for vegetation encroachment. The helicopter was destroyed and the pilot and passenger were killed.

December 31, 2008 - 7:40am

Hughes 269A, Bremen, Ohio, Aug. 23, 2008–The pilot said that the helicopter’s main rotor rpm was too low as he flared for landing, when practicing a quick-stop maneuver.

January 31, 2008 - 5:11am

En route from Wycombe Air Park, northwest of London, to Shoreham on the south coast of England, a Hughes 269C broke into two sections, with the cockpit appearing to separate from the combined engine and tailboom assembly, according to witnesses. The bodies of two of the occupants were found in the wreckage and a third was found about 50 yards away.

January 31, 2008 - 5:11am

En route from Wycombe Air Park, northwest of London, to Shoreham on the south coast of England, a Hughes 269C broke into two sections, with the cockpit appearing to separate from the combined engine and tailboom assembly, according to witnesses. The bodies of two of the occupants were found in the wreckage and a third was found about 50 yards away.

 
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