NTSB Identification: SEA85LA046.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27230.
Accident occurred Tuesday, January 22, 1985 in FORKS, WA
Aircraft: HILLER UH12DJ3, registration: N87977
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 ACFT MADE A HARD LANDING AND ROLLED TO THE LEFT INVERTED AFTER THE ENGINE QUIT DUE TO FUEL EXHAUSTION. THE PLT STATED THAT THE FUEL GUAGE WAS NOT WORKING AND THAT HE WAS USING A DIP STICK TO MEASURE FUEL AT THE TIME OF THE ENGINE FAILURE. HE STATED THAT HE SHOULD HAVE HAD 25 MINUTES OF FUEL REMAINING.

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:

REFUELING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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