ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 39128
Last updated: 23 April 2014
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Date:13-SEP-1986
Time:1100
Type:Silhouette image of generic b8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bensen B8M
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N6154
C/n / msn: 1
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Cooperstown, PA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Cooperstown, PA
Destination airport:
Narrative:
THE BENSON B-8-M GYROCOPTER WAS OBSERVED TO TAKE OFF AND TRANSITION TO LEVEL FLIGHT. THE NOSE OF THE AIRCRAFT WAS THEN OBSERVED TO DIP AND THEN THE AIRCRAFT BANKED LEFT AND CRASHED. THE AIRCRAFT WAS DESTROYED AND THE PILOT RECEIVED FATAL INJURIES. NO PRE-EXISTING FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION WAS FOUND. THE REASON FOR THE LOSS OF CONTROL COULD NOT BE DETERMINED. THE PLTS FLT TIME WAS NOT REPORTED OR AVAILABLE. THE PLT WAS NOT CERTIFICATED FOR flight. CAUSE:

Sources:
NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001213X34858


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