NTSB Identification: CHI88DEX09.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38880.
Accident occurred Friday, July 15, 1988 in NEWBURGH, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/16/1990
Aircraft: SOLLARS ROTORWAY EXECUTIVE, registration: N3047
Injuries: 1 Serious.

THE ENG LOST POWER AS THE HOMEBUILT HELICOPTER WAS ON AN APCH TO LAND AT A PRIVATE HELIPORT. THE STUDENT PLT RPRTD THE HELICOPTER WAS AT APRX 50 FT AGL WHEN THE POWER LOSS OCCURRED. SUBSEQUENTLY, DURING AN AUTOROTATION, THE HELICOPTER TOUCHED DOWN HARD. NO FUEL WAS FOUND IN THE FUEL TANKS OR FUEL LINES & NO EVIDENCE OF FUEL SPILLAGE WAS FOUND.

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:

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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