NTSB Identification: CHI75FEC25
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: BENSEN B-8M, registration: N104RJ

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3989  74/11/23   GROSSE ILE,MICH     BENSEN B-8M         CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             PRIVATE, AGE 31, 111
        TIME - 1408                    N104RJ              PX-  0  0  0  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  TOTAL HOURS, 44 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - GROSSE ILE
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          GROSSE ILE,MICH             LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           ENGINE FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION                            LANDING: TRAFFIC PATTERN-CIRCLING
           DITCHING                                                 LANDING: LEVEL OFF/TOUCHDOWN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           POWERPLANT - ENGINE STRUCTURE: CRANKSHAFT
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - MATERIAL FAILURE
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST IN WATER
        COMPLETE POWER LOSS - COMPLETE ENGINE FAILURE/FLAMEOUT-1 ENGINE
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON WATER
        REMARKS- MCCULLOCH ENG.CRANKSHAFT BROKE IN FRONT OF CRANK JOURNAL.

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