NTSB Identification: DEN83LA080.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21644.
Accident occurred Saturday, March 12, 1983 in BAGGS, WY
Aircraft: HELIO H-295, registration: N533LD
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 PLT REPORTED THAT HE WAS HAULING HAY FOR HIS STRANDED HORSE. THE PLT WAS DELIVERING HAY, 5 BALES PER FLT & DROPPING 1 BALE AT A TIME. ON THE 19TH DROP, AFTER 4 HRS & 15 MIN OF FLT TIME SINCE REFUELING, THE ENG LOST POWER. DURING A FORCED LANDING IN DEEP SNOW, THE GEAR COLLAPSED & THE LEFT WING HIT A SMALL TREE. ALSO, THE ENG SEPARATED FROM ITS TOP MOUNTS DURING THE ACCIDENT. AN INVESTIGATION REVEALED THE FUEL TANKS WERE EMPTY. THE PLT STATED THAT THE FUEL GAUGES INDICATED THE RESPECTIVE TANKS WERE 1/2 FULL AT THE TIME OF IMPACT. NO LEAKAGE OR SIPHONING WAS EVIDENT.

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:

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOW COVERED


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR..OVERLOAD

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