NTSB Identification: BFO93LA106.
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Accident occurred Sunday, July 04, 1993 in MOUNT HOLLY, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/27/1994
Aircraft: WERNEGA BENSON KB-2, registration: N6606B
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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PILOT WITNESSES OBSERVED THE GYROPLANE TAKE OFF, FLY A CIRCUIT AROUND THE AIRPORT, AND THEN PERFORM A LOW PASS OVER THE RUNWAY. IT WAS THEN OBSERVED TO CLIMB UP TO ABOUT 200 FT, THEN ABRUPTLY LEVEL OFF. THE ROTOR BLADE STRUCK THE RUDDER, AND THE GYROPLANE DESCENDED AND IMPACTED THE TERRAIN.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

THE PILOT'S IMPROPER USE OF THE GYROPLANE'S FLIGHT CONTROLS.

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