NTSB Identification: CHI82FER21
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, June 19, 1982 in MAPLE PLAIN, MN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/19/1983
Aircraft: BARRETT BG-5, registration: N8066B
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.

DURING LANDING APPROACH THE GYROCOPTER COLLIDED WITH A POWERLINE. THE STUDENT PILOT LOST CONTROL AND CRASHED BEYOND THE POWERLINES. THE PILOT WAS ATTEMPTING TO LAND IN A FARM FIELD ADJACENT TO A RELATIVE'S HOUSE.

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

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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

PLANNED APPROACH..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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