NTSB Identification: ANC91LA026.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 43328.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Sunday, February 10, 1991 in VALDEZ, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/04/1992
Aircraft: MBB BO-105-CBS-4, registration: N5413D
Injuries: 1 Minor,3 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

APPROXIMATELY 30 MINUTES AFTER TAKEOFF ONE ENGINE QUIT. THE PILOT ELECTED AN EMERGENCY LANDING IN THE WATER. EXAMINATION OF THE HELICOPTER WRECKAGE REVEALED THE PILOT DID NOT TURN ON THE 4 FUEL PUMPS PRIOR TO TAKEOFF AS REQUIRED BY THE AIRCRAFT FLIGHT MANUAL.

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

WAS THE PILOT-IN-COMMAND'S FAILURE TO PROPERLY USE THE APPROVAL CHECKLIST, IMPROPER PROCEDURES AND DIRECTIVES.

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