NTSB Identification: ANC85LA129.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29780.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 16, 1985 in NORTHWAY, AK
Aircraft: HUGHES H-269B, registration: N9434F
Injuries: 3 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 PILOT STATED HE DEPARTED AND AFTER LIFTOFF BEGAN LOSING POWER. HE ATTEMPTED TO MAKE ADJUSTMENTS WHEN THE ENGINE CHANGED SOUND DISTINCTIVELY TO A REDUCED POWER. HE ATTEMPTED LANDING ON A DOWNSLOPE AND TOUCHED DOWN WITH 5 TO 10 KNOTS OF FORWARD SPEED. UPON TOUCHDOWN THE HELICOPTER NOSED OVER. EXAMINATION OF THE FUEL CONTROLLER REVEALED DIRT AND DEBRIS BETWEEN THE CONTROLLER DIAPHRAMS.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR..BLOCKED(PARTIAL)

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

TERRAIN CONDITION..DOWNHILL

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

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

RUN ON LANDING..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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