Accident: Bell 206B, EI-BYJ, Inniskeen, Co. Monaghan, 13 Jun 2004: Report No 2006-026

SYNOPSIS

The helicopter was carrying out routine commercial pleasure flights in the Carrickmacross area of Co. Monaghan.  On the final flight the pilot reported that a “FUEL PUMP” warning light illuminated and the engine failed seconds later.  He carried out an  approach and landed in a cornfield.  All on board exited the helicopter safely and without injury. There was no fire.  The helicopter suffered significant damage in the landing. The Investigation found that the engine stoppage was due to insufficient fuel in the helicopter’s fuel tank.

This report makes four Safety Recommendations.

Occurrence Date: 
Sunday, 13 June, 2004
Report Date: 
Wednesday, 22 November, 2006