NTSB Identification: FTW66A0018
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of PETROLEUM HELI
Aircraft: BELL 47G4, registration: N73263

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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2-0548  65/8/15  NR.INTRACOSTL CTY LA  BELL 47G4           CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 29, 927
        TIME - 1345                    N73263              PX-  0  0  1  AIR TAXI-CARGO            TOTAL HOURS, 338 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - OIL RIG PLATFORM
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           ENGINE FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION                            LANDING: FINAL APPROACH
           HARD LANDING                                             LANDING: POWER-OFF AUTOROTATIVE LANDING
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FUEL EXHAUSTION
           PILOT IN COMMAND - EXERCISED POOR JUDGMENT
        COMPLETE POWER LOSS - COMPLETE ENGINE FAILURE/FLAMEOUT-1 ENGINE
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON WATER
        REMARKS- LANDED IN GULF OF MEX.PILOT ATTEMPTED SHORT FLIGHT TO REFUEL KNOWING HE HAD LITTLE OR NO FUEL

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