NTSB Identification: FTW82FRJ18
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, September 26, 1982 in COUSHATTA, LA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/26/1983
Aircraft: KEN BROCK KB-2, registration: N3153G
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 PILOT WAS APPROACHING FOR A LANDING IN HIS HOME BUILT GYROCOPTER AT ABOUT 100 FT AGL WHEN IT SUDDENLY NOSED DOWN AND CRASHED IN ABOUT A 60 DEG DESCENT. A WITNESS STATED THAT IT IMPACTED ON ITS SIDE, SLIGHTLY INVERTED. NO PREIMPACT MALFUNCTIONS WERE NOTED. THE PILOT'S STUDENT LICENSE HAD EXPIRED ON 10/31/81. THE AIRCRAFT WAS NOT CERTIFICATED AND THE REGISTRATION WAS PENDING.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED


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