NTSB Identification: NYC85FGM02.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27393.
Accident occurred Thursday, November 15, 1984 in BUTLER, PA
Aircraft: HILLER UH-12B, registration: N17129
Injuries: 2 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.

AFTER TRAINING AT MCVILLE ARPT FOR ABOUT 1HR & 15MIN THE PLT DECIDED TO PURCHASE FUEL, TAXIED TO THE FUEL PUMPS & DISCOVERED THAT THE OPERATOR WAS NOT THERE. THE CFI EST THAT THERE WAS SUFFICIENT FUEL TO FLY TO BUTLER COUNTY ARPT, APRX 18 MILES AWAY. DURING THE FLT TO BUTLER THEY ENCOUNTERED STRONG GUSTY HEAD WINDS & WITH THE STUDENT PLT FLYING HAD TROUBLE WITH ALT & HEADING. ABOUT TWO MIN AFTER SIGHTING THE ARPT THE ENG QUIT & THE PLT MADE AN AUTOROTATION INTO TREES.

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

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

SELF-INDUCED PRESSURE..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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