NTSB Identification: CHI85FA209.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28605.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 25, 1985 in WILLIAMSBURG, OH
Aircraft: HEEKIN B-8-M, registration: N3250M
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.

WITNESS REPORTED HEARING A LOUD BANG AND SEEING THE MAIN ROTOR BLADES STOPPED. THE GYROCOPTER WAS THEN OBSERVED ROTATING SLOWLY IN A CLOCKWISE DIRECTION TO GROUND IMPACT. THE WOODED PROP (ENGINE DRIVEN) WAS DEMOLISHED WITH PORTIONS OF IT FOUND UP TO 300 FT FROM THE ACCIDENT SITE. PROP STRIKE MARKS WERE FOUND ON THE MAIN ROTOR BLADES.

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:

ROTOR SYSTEM,MAIN ROTOR BLADE..MOVEMENT RESTRICTED



Contributing Factors

PROPELLER SYSTEM/ACCESSORIES,BLADE..DISINTEGRATED

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