NTSB Identification: MIA90LA087.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 40542.
Accident occurred Monday, March 12, 1990 in BRANDON, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/30/1991
Aircraft: AIR & SPACE 18-A, registration: N6158S
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE GYROPLANE PILOT HAD JUST MADE A JUMP TAKEOFF & HAD ONLY 20 KTS, WHEN SHE SAW WIRES AHEAD. SHE INITIATED A STEEP TURN AT A LOW ALTITUDE AND THE GYROPLANE LOST ALTITUDE. SUBSEQUENTLY, IT TOUCHED DOWN ON UNEVEN TERRAIN & ROLLED OVER ON ITS LEFT SIDE.

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

IMPROPER PREFLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION BY THE PILOT. A FACTOR RELATED TO THE ACCIDENT WAS: WIRE(S) NEAR THE END OF THE RUNWAY.

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