NTSB Identification: CHI84LA401.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26240.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 23, 1984 in MISS.PAL.ST.PK, IL
Aircraft: BELL 47G-3B1, registration: N90543
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 HELICOPTER EXPERIENCED A TOTAL LOSS OF POWER APRX 2 MINUTES AFTER TAKEOFF. THE PLT PERFORMED AN AUTOROTATION INTO TREES AS NO SUITABLE LANDING AREA WAS AVAILABLE. THE 2 PASSENGERS ON BOARD STATED THE PLT DID NOT VISUALLY CHECK THE FUEL QUANTITY BEFORE TAKEOFF. NO FUEL WAS FOUND IN THE FUEL TANKS WHEN EXAMINED BY MECHANICS AFTER THE ACCIDENT.

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:

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..NOT PERFORMED..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



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