Incident Hughes 369 (YHO-6A-HU Cayuse) N9697F, 04 May 1964
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Type:Silhouette image of generic H500 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Hughes 369 (YHO-6A-HU Cayuse)
Owner/operator:Hughes Tool Co
Registration: N9697F
MSN: 330003
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Camp Pendleton, Twentynine Palms, CA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Aircraft was on a test flight. Aircraft experienced engine failure after pilot selected wrong control and pulled the fuel shut-off valve instead of the gun safety switch. Aircraft was written-off but both crew are reported to have walked away from this accident with minor injuries.

Civi registration N9697F cancelled by the FAA on 13-08-1964


1. The loss of this aircraft is confirmed in the circumstances outlined above in a US Army report on the reliability and maintainability of US Army helicopters, document AD-A014 470.
2. FAA:

Revision history:

05-Apr-2013 11:16 500 Fan Updated [Registration, Location, Nature, Source, Narrative]
20-Feb-2016 19:42 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]

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