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FAA INCIDENT DATA SYSTEM REPORT


General Information

Data Source:                   FAA INCIDENT DATA SYSTEM
   Report Number:                 19990316018329G
   Local Date:                    03/16/1999
   Local Time:                    17:55
   City:                          ALBUQUERQUE                        
   State:                         NM
   Airport Name:                  DOUBLE EAGLE II                           
   Airport Id:                    AEG
   Event Type:                    INCIDENT - GENERAL AVIATION
   Mid Air Collision:             NOT A MIDAIR

Aircraft Information

Aircraft Damage:               MINOR
   Phase of Flight:               AUTOROT DESCENT (ROTORCRAFT)
   Aircraft Make/Model:           HUGHES HU-369-E                 
   Airframe Hours:                2574
   Operator Code:                     
   Operator:                                                              
   Owner Name:                                                  

Narrative

ON MARCH 16, 1999, AT 1755, A MCDONNELL DOUGLAS MD-500E (N46EE) 
   REGISTERED TO AND OPERATED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA, GRAND 
   FORKS, ND, AND UNDER CONTRACT TO THE U.S. CUSTOMS SERVICE, SUSTAINED 
   MINOR DAMAGE WHILE CONDUCTING FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR AND HIS STUDENT WERE 
   UNINJURED. VISUAL METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS PREVAILED, AND NO FLIGHT 
   PLAN WAS FILED FOR THE FLIGHT THAT ORIGINATED AT AEG AT 1700 MST. 
   ACCORDING TO THE FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR, THE STUDENT WAS PERFORMING 
   "TOUCH-DOWN" AUTOROTATIONS WHEN THE REINFORCED SKID SHOE ON THE RIGHT 
   SKID LODGED IN AN EXPANSION CRACK ON THE RUNWAY SURFACE. THE AIRCRAFT 
   HAD TOUCHED DOWN WITH SLIGHT FORWARD MOTION (WHICH IS NORMAL FOR AN 
   AIRCRAFT OF THIS TYPE, WHEN BEING OPERATED AT THIS DENSITY ALTITUDE). 
   WHEN THE SKID SHOE BECAME LODGED IN THE RUNWAY EXPANSION CRACK IT BOUND 
   UP, CAUSING THE AIRCRAFT TO HALT ABRUPTLY AND THE RIGHT LANDING SKID 
   STRUTS FLEXED REARWARD. INSPECTORS COUNSELED THE FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR ON 
   THE HAZARDS OF OPERATING FROM HARD SURFACED RUNWAYS FOR THESE TYPES OF 
   OPERATIONS.  

Detail

Primary Flight Type:           INSTRUCTION
   Secondary Flight Type:         TRAINING
   Type of Operation:             GENERAL OPERATING RULES
   Registration Number:           46EE 
   Total Aboard:                  2
   Fatalities:
   Injuries:
   Landing Gear:                  
   Aircraft Weight Class:         UNDER 12501 LBS
   Engine Make:                         
   Engine Model:                               
   Engine Group:                        
   Number of Engines:             1
   Engine Type:                   

Environmental/Operations Information

Primary Flight Conditions:     VISUAL FLIGHT RULES
   Secondary Flight Conditions:   WEATHER NOT A FACTOR
   Wind Direction (deg):            
   Wind Speed (mph):                
   Visibility (mi):               
   Visibility Restrictions:       
   Light Condition:               DAY
   Flight Plan Filed:             NONE
   Approach Type:                 

Pilot-in-Command

Pilot Certificates:            AIRLINE TRANSPORT PILOT FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR
   Pilot Rating:                  ROTORCRAFT/HELICOPTER/AIRPLANE SINGLE, MULTI-ENGINE LAND
   Pilot Qualification:           QUALIFIED

   Flight Time (Hours)

   Total Hours:                   8350
   Total in Make/Model:           1620
   Total Last 90 Days:            110
   Total Last 90 Days Make/Model: 110