NTSB Identification: DEN83FTM05.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21303.
Accident occurred Thursday, June 16, 1983 in WENDOVER, UT
Aircraft: BENSEN B-8M, registration: N67037
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 GYROCOPTER COLLIDED WITH A POWERLINE AT 29 FT AGL. THE PILOT TOOK OFF FROM A ROAD AND IN PROCEEDING ALONG THE ROAD COLLIDED WITH THE WIRES. THE PILOT WAS SERIOUSLY INJURED. HIS STUDENT PILOT CERTIFICATE HAD EXPIRED IN DEC. 1979. DUE TOHIS INJURIES NO PILOT REPORT WAS SUBMITTED.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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