NTSB Identification: CHI85LA352.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30254.
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, August 18, 1985 in HECTOR, MN
Aircraft: HUGHES 269A, registration: N8777F
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.

AFTER LIFTOFF FROM AN OPEN FIELD, ON A SHORT LOCAL FLIGHT THE HELICOPTER EXPERIENCED FUEL EXHAUSTION. DURING THE AUTO ROTATION LANDING, IN AN OPEN FIELD THE HELICOPTER ROLLED ON THE SIDE.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..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:

REFUELING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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