NTSB Identification: NYC84FNC10.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27432.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 30, 1984 in LINCOLN, NH
Aircraft: BELL 47G-3B1, registration: N8588F
Injuries: 3 Serious.

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.

THE ACFT WAS BEING USED IN A PASSENGER SIGHTSEEING OPERATION WHEN SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF THE ENG CEASED TO OPERATE & THE ACFT CRASHED INTO TREES. BOTH PASSENGERS ABOARD THE HELICOPTER OBSERVED THAT THE FUEL GAGE INDICATED EMPTY PRIOR TO THE ENG STOPAGE. EXAM OF THE WRECKAGE AT THE ACCIDENT SITE REVEALED LESS THAN 2 GALLONS OF FUEL IN THE FUEL TANKS.

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 CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..INACCURATE..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

COMPLACENCY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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