NTSB Identification: CHI83LA062
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, December 18, 1982 in SANDWICH, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/18/1983
Aircraft: SCORPION TOO, registration: N9354A
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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 ROTORCRAFT IMPACTED THE RUNWAY VERY HARD WITH NO FLARE AFTER THE ENGINE QUIT 100-200 FEET AGL. THE PILOT HAD NO TRAINING IN THIS AIRCRAFT. NO FUEL WAS FOUND IN THE FUEL TANK AND NO FUEL ODORS WERE PRESENT. AN EXAMINATION OF THE FUELSYSTEM, ENGINE AND COMPONENTS REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF A PREIMPACT MALFUNCTION OR FAILURE.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..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

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

AUTOROTATION..INITIATED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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