NTSB Identification: LAX83LA296.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22546.
Accident occurred Thursday, June 23, 1983 in SAN DIEGO, CA
Aircraft: HILLER UH12E, registration: N4036A
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor.

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 ROLLED OVER DURING AN AUTOROTATIVE FORCED LANDING AFTER A POWER LOSS. PRIOR TO DEPARTURE ON THE DAY OF THE ACCIDENT THE PLT SAID HE CHECKED THE FUEL QUANTITY ON THE ACFT. TAKEOFF WAS AT ABOUT 1222 PDT. AT 1256 PDT THE PLT ARRIVED AT DESTINATION AND ADVISED THE TOWER THAT HE WAS LOW ON FUEL. IMMEDIATELY THEREAFTER THE ACFT ENGINE QUIT. THE FORCED LANDING WAS MADE ON ARPT PROPERTY. AN FAA INSPECTOR EXAMINED THE ACFT AFTER THE ACCIDENT. HE REPORTED THAT THERE WAS ABOUT 1 PINT OF FUEL IN THE MAIN TANK AND LESS THAN ONE QUART OF FUEL IN EACH OF THE TWO AUX TANKS. THE PLT DID NOT FILE AN ACCIDENT REPORT ON NTSB FORM 6120.1 AS REQUIRED.

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

AUTOROTATION..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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