NTSB Identification: NYC86FGM07.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33488.
Accident occurred Saturday, September 13, 1986 in COOPERSTOWN, PA
Aircraft: TAPASZY BENSON B-8-M, registration: N6154
Injuries: 1 Fatal.
NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
THE BENSON B-8-M GYROCOPTER WAS OBSERVED TO TAKE OFF AND TRANSITION TO LEVEL FLIGHT. THE NOSE OF THE AIRCRAFT WAS THEN OBSERVED TO DIP AND THEN THE AIRCRAFT BANKED LEFT AND CRASHED. THE AIRCRAFT WAS DESTROYED AND THE PILOT RECEIVED FATAL INJURIES. NO PRE-EXISTING FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION WAS FOUND. THE REASON FOR THE LOSS OF CONTROL COULD NOT BE DETERMINED. THE PLTS FLT TIME WAS NOT REPORTED OR AVAILABLE. THE PLT WAS NOT CERTIFICATED FOR FLT.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED
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