NTSB Identification: ATL82DA176
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, June 10, 1982 in PARSONS, TN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/10/1983
Aircraft: BENSEN B-8M, registration: N41BS
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

THE PILOT REPORTED THAT JUST PRIOR TO TOUCHDOWN, A GUST OF WIND YAWED THE GYROCOPTER WHICH HE ATTEMPTED TO CONTROL WITH RUDDER AND INCREASED PROPELLER RPM. HE STATED THAT THE POWER INCREASE RESULTED IN A SHARP YAW TO THE LEFT AND A LOSS OF CONTROL. THE GYROCOPTER STRUCK THE GROUND AND TIPPED ON ITS LEFT SIDE.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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