NTSB Identification: NYC73FHJ09
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: SCORPION 1, registration: N3378

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3186   72/10/8   CROTN ON HUDSN,NY   SCORPION 1          CR-  0  0  1  MISCELLANEOUS             PRIVATE, AGE 55, 1101
        TIME - 1450                    N3378               PX-  0  0  0  AIR SHOW/RACING           TOTAL HOURS, 8 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - CROTON AIRPARK
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          CROTN ON HUDSN,NY           LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: UNCONTROLLED                IN FLIGHT: HOVERING
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - ATTEMPTED OPERATION BEYOND EXPERIENCE/ABILITY LEVEL
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER OPERATION OF FLIGHT CONTROLS
           WEATHER - UNFAVORABLE WIND CONDITIONS
        FACTOR(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT
        WEATHER BRIEFING - NO RECORD OF BRIEFING RECEIVED
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          SCATTERED                                                 4500
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          NONE                                                      67
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          250                                                       12
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          VFR                                                      NONE
        REMARKS- HOVER DEMONSTRATION. GUSTING TO 25K. NOT ROTOR CRAFT RATED,NOR DUAL INSTRUCTION IN TYPE.

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