NTSB Identification: CHI85FEX04.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31098.
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 17, 1985 in VEEDERSBURG, IN
Aircraft: TEXAS HELICOPTER OH13E/M74, registration: N10000
Injuries: 1 Serious.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE ACFT WAS DESTROYED DURING A HARD FORCED LANDING IN A SOYBEAN FLD FOLLOWING A LOSS OF PWR. INSPECTION OF THE HELICOPTER REVEALED THE CARBURETOR, FUEL FILTER AND FUEL TANK WERE VOID OF FUEL. THE PLT RECEIVED RECEIVED SERIOUS INJURIES DURING THE ACCIDENT AND PASSED AWAY AT A LATER DATE FROM THOSE INJURIES.

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

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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