NTSB Identification: CHI82FA260
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 21, 1982 in NILES, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/21/1983
Aircraft: ROTORWAY AIRCRAFT, INC. SCORPION TOO, registration: N9239Z
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 PLT'S WIFE STATED THAT THE HELICOPTER WAS TAKEN ACROSS THE STREET TO AN OPEN FIELD WHERE THE PLT CONDUCTED HIS FLT IN THE ACFT. SHE HAD NEVER SEEN HIM FLY THIS ACFT OVER ABOUT 3 FT AGL. THE HELICOPTER WAS OBSERVED TO JUMP AS IF LIFTED BY A GUST OF WIND & VEERED OVER THE BUSHES & SMALL TREES. THE ACFT WAS THEN OBSERVED TO CLIMB & TURN TO THE LEFT AT THE SAME TIME. WHEN IT WAS ABOUT 50 FT HIGH THE HELICOPTER THEN CAME STRAIGHT DOWN.

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

COLLECTIVE..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ROTOR RPM..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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