NTSB Identification: ANC94LA045.
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Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Saturday, April 09, 1994 in VALDEZ, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/25/1995
Aircraft: HILLER UH12E, registration: N87594
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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THE AIRCRAFT EXPERIENCED A TOTAL LOSS OF ENGINE POWER. THE POST ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION FOUND NO PROBLEMS WITH THE ENGINE/FUEL SYSTEM. THE FUEL SHUTOFF LEVER WAS FOUND HALFWAY BETWEEN ITS ON/OFF TRAVEL LIMITS. TESTING REVEALED THAT WITH THE LEVER AT HALF TRAVEL THE FUEL VALVE WAS FULLY CLOSED. THE FUEL LEVER IS LOCATED NEAR THE COCKPIT FLOOR IN THE AREA WHERE THE PILOT AND PASSENGER NORMALLY PLACE THEIR FEET.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

THE INADVERTENT CLOSURE OF THE FUEL SUPPLY SHUTOFF VALVE.

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