NTSB Identification: FTW88LA155.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38178.
Accident occurred Friday, August 26, 1988 in TYLER, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/24/1989
Aircraft: Helio H-250, registration: N444FF
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.

DURING FLIGHT, THE ENGINE STOPPED DEVELOPING POWER. THE FUEL WAS FEEDING FROM THE MAIN TANKS AND THE PILOT ATTEMPTED TO TRANSFER SOME FUEL FROM THE AUXILIARY TANKS TO THE MAINS BUT WAS NOT ABLE TO GET A RESTART. DURING THE FORCED LANDING, THE AIRPLANE IMPACTED A TELEPHONE POLE AND THE TERRAIN. INSPECTION REVEALED THE MAIN TANKS WERE EMPTY AND THE AUX TANKS CONTAINED FUEL.

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

FUEL SYSTEM..STARVATION

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:

FUEL TANK SELECTOR POSITION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..UTILITY POLE

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