NTSB Identification: LAX76FUM21
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: BENSEN B8M, registration: N21CF

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0577   76/3/7  NR.HOLTVILLE,CA       BENSEN B8M          CR-  1  0  0  NONCOMMERCIAL             STUDENT, AGE 49, UNK/NR
        TIME - 1400                    N21CF               PX-  0  0  0  PRACTICE                  TOTAL HOURS, UNK/NR IN
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            TYPE, NOT INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - HOLTVILLE
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
         HOLTVILLE,CA                 LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           PROPELLER/ROTOR FAILURE: MAIN ROTOR                      LANDING: FINAL APPROACH
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: UNCONTROLLED                IN FLIGHT: UNCONTROLLED DESCENT
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           ROTORCRAFT - ROTOR ASSEMBLIES: MAIN ROTOR BLADES
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - OVERLOAD FAILURE
        REMARKS- WOODEN PROPELLER AND A MAIN ROTOR BLADE CAME IN CONTACT WITH EACH OTHER. BLADES FOLDED UP.

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