NTSB Identification: LAX88LA189.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38622.
Accident occurred Wednesday, May 18, 1988 in ANDERSON, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/24/1990
Aircraft: HILLER UH-12E, registration: N573HA
Injuries: 1 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.

AFTER RECEIVING INFORMATION OF EXISTING UNFAVORABLE WIND CONDITIONS AND THAT FUEL WAS NOT AVAILABLE AT THE PLANNED REFUELING POINT THE PILOT ELECTED TO CONTINUE THE FLIGHT WITHOUT REFUELING. AS HE DESCENDED ON APPROACHING HIS DESTINATION THE ENGINE FAILED DUE TO FUEL EXHAUSTION. THE PLT MADE A HARD AUTOROTATIVE LANDING.

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

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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

AUTOROTATION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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