NTSB Identification: CHI80FEV40
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: BENSEN B8M, registration: N30087

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-2454  80/9/28    ST. JOSEPH,IL       BENSEN B8M          CR-  0  1  0  NONCOMMERCIAL             STUDENT, AGE 47, 109
        TIME - 1250                    N30087              PX-  0  0  0  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  TOTAL HOURS, 100 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - PRIVATE
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          ST. JOSEPH,IL               LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           GEAR COLLAPSED                                           TAKEOFF: RUNNING
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PERSONNEL - MAINTENANCE,SERVICING,INSPECTION: IMPROPER MAINTENANCE (OWNER PERSONNEL)
           PERSONNEL - MAINTENANCE,SERVICING,INSPECTION: INADEQUATE INSPECTION OF AIRCRAFT (OWNER-PILOT)
           AIRFRAME - LANDING GEAR: MAIN GEAR-SHOCK ABSORBING ASSY,STRUTS,ATTACHMENTS,ETC.
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FATIGUE FRACTURE
        REMARKS- SUPPORT BAR FOR M/L/G BROKEN IN AREA WHERE THERE WERE CRACKS OVR 50% OF BAR SURFACE.

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