NTSB Identification: LAX68A0088
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: BENSEN B-8, registration: N1697

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0530  68/3/16    ADELANTO,CALIF      BENSEN B-8          CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             STUDENT, AGE 53, 2900
        TIME - 1230                    N1697               PX-  0  0  0  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  TOTAL HOURS, 81 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - EL MIRAGE
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           ENGINE FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION                            TAKEOFF: INITIAL CLIMB
           HARD LANDING                                             LANDING: POWER-OFF AUTOROTATIVE LANDING
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           POWERPLANT - FUEL SYSTEM: PUMPS
          PWR PLT-DEFECTIVE FUEL PUMP DIAPHRAGM.
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE ROTOR R.P.M.
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER OPERATION OF FLIGHT CONTROLS
        COMPLETE POWER LOSS - COMPLETE ENGINE FAILURE/FLAMEOUT-1 ENGINE
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON LAND

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