NTSB Identification: FTW84FA393.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26745.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Friday, September 14, 1984 in DALLAS, TX
Aircraft: BELL 206B II, registration: N49615
Injuries: 3 Serious,1 Minor,1 Uninjured.

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.

ACFT MADE FORCED AUTOROTATIVE LANDING OFF ARPT IN A RESIDENTIAL AREA WHICH WAS CONGESTED. ACFT DEVELOPED A HIGH SINK RATE IN THE AUTOROTATION AND LANDED HARD. THE FORCED LANDING WAS DUE TO FUEL EXHAUSTION. 45 GALLONS OF FUEL WERE ADDED TO THE ACFT AT 1226 CST ON 9/13. ACFT WAS THEN FLOWN A TTL OF 3.3 HRS DURING 2 FLTS, ONE ON 9/13 AND THE ACCIDENT FLT. BOTH FLTS WERE FLOWN BY THE SAME PLT. OPERATOR RECORDS SHOW THAT A TELEPHONIC ORDER FOR 25 GALLONS OF FUEL FOR N49615 WAS CALLED IN AT 0943 ON 9/14. PLT STATED HE PLACED THIS ORDER THINKING IT WOULD FILL THE TANKS (75 GALLON CAPACITY). PLT DEPARTED DAL WITHOUT OBTAINING THE FUEL AND ARRIVED AT ADS AT 0950 WHERE HE RELATED THAT THE ACFT HAD NOT BEEN FUELED. FUEL WAS ORDERED AT ADS BUT THE PLT CANCELED THIS ORDER WHEN PAX ARRIVED SO AS TO EXPEDITE DEPARTURE. PAX HEARD PLT REMARK ABOUT LOW FUEL AND SAW ONE FUEL GAGE NEAR 'E' BEFORE THE LOSS OF POWER.

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

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER DESCENT RATE..NOT MAINTAINED..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


Contributing Factors

AUTOROTATION..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..CONGESTED


Contributing Factors

SELF-INDUCED PRESSURE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PRESSURE INDUCED BY OTHERS..OTHER PERSON

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