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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 142026
Last updated: 16 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206B JetRanger
Owner/operator:Longhorn Helicopters Inc
Registration: N555NB
MSN: 2306
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Las Colinas Country Club, Irving, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Waco, TX
Destination airport:Irving, TX
Investigating agency: NTSB
During the landing sequence to the landing zone, the helicopterís fuel light illuminated and the engine lost power. The pilot performed an autorotation to flat terrain at a golf course. During the forced landing, the helicopter impacted the level terrain and came to rest about 10 feet from the initial impact point. An on-scene examination of the fuel system revealed no evidence of fuel and the fuel gauge read empty. Less than a half gallon of fuel was recovered and there was no evidence of fuel contamination. An examination of the remaining systems revealed no anomalies. The pilot stated that he mismanaged his fuel and that the tailwind component was less than forecast.
Probable Cause: A total loss of engine power due to fuel exhaustion as a result of the pilotís inadequate fuel planning.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

23-Jan-2012 00:04 gerard57 Added
23-Jan-2012 01:56 Alpine Flight Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Source, Damage, Narrative]
23-Jan-2012 02:02 Alpine Flight Updated [Narrative]
23-Jan-2012 08:51 Geno Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
23-Jan-2012 12:55 Geno Updated [Source, Narrative]
27-Jan-2012 22:45 Geno Updated [Time, Operator, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
04-Jun-2012 20:24 Geno Updated [Time, Destination airport, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 17:52 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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