NTSB Identification: MIA77FLA26
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: BENSEN BM-8, registration: N64613

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-1769  77/4/16  NR.PALATKA,FL         BENSEN BM-8         CR-  1  0  0  NONCOMMERCIAL             STUDENT, AGE 31, 73 TOTAL
        TIME - 1620                    N64613              PX-  0  0  0  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  HOURS, 25 IN TYPE, NOT
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - KAY LARKIN
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
         PALATKA,FL                   LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: UNCONTROLLED                LANDING: TRAFFIC PATTERN-CIRCLING
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER OPERATION OF FLIGHT CONTROLS
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - UNFAVORABLE WIND CONDITIONS
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          CLEAR                                                    UNLIMITED
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          NONE                                                      86
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          120                                                       11
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          VFR                                                      NONE
        REMARKS- GUSTS TO EST 25KTS.NO KNOWN INSTRUCTION RECD IN GYROCOPTERS.M/R STRUCK TAILBOOM IN DESCENT.

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