NTSB Identification: CHI86LA232.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31593.
Accident occurred Friday, September 26, 1986 in RUSH CITY, MN
Aircraft: MCCULLOCH J-2, registration: N90563
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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

JUST AFTER LIFT OFF, WHILE TAKING OFF WITH A TAIL WIND, THE PLT DIVERTED HIS ATTENTION TO THE INSTRUMENT PANEL & DID NOT REALIZE THE GYROCOPTER WAS GOING INTO AN UNUSUAL ATTITUDE. HE SAID THAT WHEN HE DID NOTICE WHAT HAD HAPPENED, HE 'JUST GOT READY FOR THE CRASH.' HE DID NOT HOLD THE PROPER CERTIFICATE FOR THIS ACFT & HAD ONLY 7 HRS OF GYROPLANE EXPERIENCE.

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER CLIMB RATE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

QUALIFICATION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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