NTSB Identification: MIA85LA214.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28886.
Accident occurred Thursday, July 18, 1985 in MOULTRIE, GA
Aircraft: BELL 47D1, registration: N586T
Injuries: 1 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 PLT STATED THAT WHILE HE WAS ON AN AERIAL APPLICATION MISSION, THE HELICOPTER RAN OUT OF FUEL. DURING AN AUTOROTATION, THE MAIN ROTOR SEVERED THE TAIL BOOM.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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