NTSB Identification: DEN83LA204.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22427.
Accident occurred Wednesday, August 31, 1983 in MANNING, ND
Aircraft: HILLER UH-12E, registration: N400AH
Injuries: 1 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 ACFT COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND AFTER AN ENG FAILURE WHILE STRINGING POWER LINES. THE ACFT WAS IN A RIGHT SIDE LOW, NOSE HIGH ATTITUDE PULLING A WIRE ATTACHED TO THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ACFT. THE WIND WAS FROM THE RIGHT REAR QUARTER WHEN THE LOSS OF POWER OCCURRED WITHOUT WARNING. THE ACFT ROTATED 45 DEGREES & THE PLT ONLY HAD TIME TO LEVEL THE ACFT AND MAKE A PITCH PULL PRIOR TO IMPACT FROM THE LOW ALTITUDE OF 150 FT AGL. THE ACFT IMPACTED LEVEL WITH NO FORWARD SPEED, THE SKIDS FAILED AND THE ACFT ROLLED OVER. THE PLT SUSPECTED FUEL STARVATION DUE TO ACFT ATTITUDE AND INERTIA. THE ACFT HAS ONE FUEL PICK-UP IN THE TANK.

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:

MANEUVER..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,YAWING MANEUVERS..ERRATIC


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR..OVERLOAD

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