NTSB Identification: SEA86LA105.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30616.
Accident occurred Tuesday, April 15, 1986 in ALBANY, OR
Aircraft: BELL 47G3B1, registration: N9417A
Injuries: 2 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.

THE PLT REPORTED THAT AFTER APRX 15 MINUTES OF FLT, THE ENG SPUTTERED 2 OR 3 TIMES. AN AUTOROTATION WAS PERFORMED ONTO ROUGH TERRAIN DURING WHICH THE TAIL ROTOR DRIVE SHAFT WAS DAMAGED BY THE MAIN ROTOR BLADES. POST ACCIDENT INSPECTION REVEALED A HOLE IN THE FUEL LINE TO THE FILTER.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,LINE..LEAK

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

PROPER DESCENT RATE..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PRECAUTIONARY LANDING..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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