NTSB Identification: ATL87LA011.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32649.
Accident occurred Sunday, October 26, 1986 in DANVILLE, KY
Aircraft: HUGHES 269B, registration: N9372F
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.

DURING A LOCAL PLEASURE FLIGHT TO FILM THE COLOR CHANGE OF AUTUMN LEAVES, THE LOW FUEL WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. APRX 2 MINUTES LATER THE ENGINE LOST POWER AND THE PILOT EXECUTED AN EMERGENCY LANDING IN A FIELD. THE HELICOPTER LOST MAIN ROTOR RPM PRIOR TO TOUCHDOWN, LANDED HARD AND ROLLED OVER RESULTING IN SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE.

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

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

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

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AUTOROTATION..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

ROTOR RPM..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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