NTSB Identification: DEN84LA187.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25416.
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 19, 1984 in PINE, CO
Aircraft: BELL 47G-4, registration: N73276
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 WAS FORCED TO LAND AFTER APRX 15 MINUTES FLT TIME WHEN THE ENGINE QUIT. THE PLT AUTOROTATED INTO AN OPEN FIELD.ACCORDING TO THE FAA ONLY ABOUT 1 AND 1/2 GALLONS OF FUEL REMAINED IN THE ACFT FUEL TANKS. THE PLT SAID HE PUT TOO MUCH FAITH IN THE FUEL GAGES. THE ACFT HAS A FUEL CAPACITY OF OVER 61 GALLONS, OF WHICH ABOUT 4 GALLONS ARE UNUSABLE.

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..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

TERRAIN CONDITION..OPEN FIELD


Contributing Factors

AUTOROTATION..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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