NTSB Identification: ATL90DKG04.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 40792.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 03, 1990 in ROME, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/21/1992
Aircraft: AIR COMMAND 532, registration: N2173B
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

THE PILOT WAS DEMONSTRATING THE CAPABILITIES OF THE HOME BUILT GYROCOPTER. DURING A FLAT SPIRALING SPIN TO A REASONABLE RECOVERY ALTITUDE MANEUVER, THE MAIN ROTOR OF THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK THE GROUND. THE PILOT IS A LOW TIME PILOT WITH NO HELICOPTER EXPERIENCE.

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

THE PILOT ATTEMPTED A FLAT SPIRALING SPIN MANEUVER AT AN ALTITUDE THAT WAS TOO LOW TO EFFECT A SAFE RECOVERY.

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