NTSB Identification: LAX85LA112.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28252.
Accident occurred Wednesday, January 16, 1985 in KAHULUI,MAUI, HI
Aircraft: HUGHES 369D, registration: N58399
Injuries: 4 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.

ACCORDING TO THE PLT, ABOUT 1.4 HOURS INTO A LOCAL PHOTO FLT, THE FUEL GAGE SHOWED 125 POUNDS AND HE ELECTED TO RETURN TO THE ARPT FOR MORE FUEL. WITH THE FUEL GAGE SHOWING JUST UNDER 100 POUNDS, ENGINE FLAMED OUT ON APPROACH TO THE ARPT AND PLT EXECUTED AN AUTOROTATION TO A ROCKY CLEAR AREA. EXAMINATION OF THE FUEL SYSTEM DISCLOSED THAT THE FUEL TANK WAS EMPTY AND THAT BOTH THE GAGE AND WARNING LIGHT INDICATED HIGHER QUANTITIES THAN ARE ACTUALLY IN THE FUEL TANK. THE PLT DID NOT VISUALLY CHECK THE FUEL QUANTITY DURING THE PREFLIGHT.

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..NOT IDENTIFIED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

WARNING SYSTEM(OTHER)..INCORRECT


Contributing Factors

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

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