NTSB Identification: CHI84LA024.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21566.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 15, 1983 in HAMILTON, OH
Aircraft: ALDERFER GYROPLANE, registration: N1388Q
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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

THE PLT STRUCK HE MADE A NORMAL TAKEOFF & REACHED AN ALT OF ABOUT 20 FT WHEN HE LOWERED THE NOSE TO GAIN AIRSPEED. AS HE REACHED 30 FT THE GYROPLANE ROLLED OVER & IMPACTED THE GRASS ON THE RIGHT OF THE RWY. THE PLT REPORTED HE HAD A STRONG GUSTY HEADWIND CONDITION. CINCINNATI LUNKEN ARPT, 16 MI AWAY, WAS REPORTING A WIND OF 8 KTS.

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

COMMUNICATIONS/INFORMATION/ATC..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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