NTSB Identification: DEN83LTI01
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, October 02, 1982 in MANHATTAN, MT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/02/1983
Aircraft: SCORPION 133, registration: N133RW
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.

BATTERY FAILED BECAUSE IT HAD NOT BEEN CHARGED. NO ON BOARD CHARGING PROVISION. ELECTRIC PUMP COULD NOT OPERATE WITHOUT ELECTRICITY. NO FUEL TO ENGINE. DURING AN AUTOROTATIVE LANDING, THE TAIL ROTOR WAS DAMAGED. WITH NO TAIL ROTOR CONTROL, THE HELICOPTER SLID SIDEWAYS AFTER TOUCHDOWN AND ROLLED OVER.

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

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,BATTERY..OUTPUT LOW

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

FUEL SYSTEM,PUMP..DISABLED

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

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION

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