NTSB Identification: CHI77FEM42
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: BENSON GYRO, registration: NONE

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-2651  77/9/11    MONTAGUE,MI         BENSON GYRO         CR-  0  1  0  MISCELLANEOUS             STUDENT, AGE 52, 113
        TIME - 1735                    NONE                PX-  0  0  0  TEST                      TOTAL HOURS, 102 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - OTTIGER
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          MONTAGUE,MI                 LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           ENGINE FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION                            LANDING: TRAFFIC PATTERN-CIRCLING
           COLLIDED WITH: TREES                                     LANDING: FINAL APPROACH
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           POWERPLANT - ENGINE STRUCTURE: PISTON,PISTON RINGS
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - MATERIAL FAILURE
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - LOW COMPRESSION
           TERRAIN - HIGH OBSTRUCTIONS
        COMPLETE POWER LOSS - COMPLETE ENGINE FAILURE/FLAMEOUT-1 ENGINE
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON LAND
        REMARKS- BENSON GYROPLANE MODIFIED WITH MCCULLOCH MOTORS AF MODEL 0-100-1. #4 PISTON RINGS SIEZED.

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