NTSB Identification: FTW82DA178
Nonscheduled 14 CFR Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter
Accident occurred Saturday, May 15, 1982 in CAMERON, LA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/15/1983
Aircraft: BELL 206L-1, registration: N2048X
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

WHILE ENROUTE TO REFUEL THE PILOT EXPERIENCED A LOSS OF POWER AND ELECTED TO AUTOROTATE TO THE GROUND. THE AIRCRAFT ROCKED FORWARD THEN BACK ON LANDING AND THE MAIN ROTOR SEVERED THE TAILBOOM. INVESTIGATION REVEALED BOTH FUEL FLOW SWITCHES WERE STUCK IN THE OPEN POSITION AND THE LEFT BOOST PUMP WAS INOPERATIVE.

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

FLUID,FUEL..BLOCKED(PARTIAL)

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:

FUEL SYSTEM,FUEL CONTROL..OPEN

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

AUTOROTATION..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ROTOR SYSTEM..DISTORTED

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