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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42489
Last updated: 8 July 2019
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Date:23-SEP-1983
Time:17:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic b8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bensen B8M
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N6469
C/n / msn: 1
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Paoli, IN -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF, THE GYROCOPTER CRASHED ON THE WEST SIDE OF RWY 02/20. WITNESSES OBSERVED THE ACFT TURN TO THE RIGHT AFTER LIFT-OFF, THEN IT DISAPPEARED BEHIND TREES. THEY REPORTED HEARING AN UNUSUAL NOISE & STATED THAT THE ENG STOPPED OPERATING, THEN THEY HEARD THE ACFT CRASH. REPORTEDLY, THE ACFT LIFTED OFF FROM THE TAXIWAY BEFORE TURNING DOWN RWY 02 TO DEPART. AN EXAM OF THE WRECKAGE WAS MADE, BUT NO PREIMPACT/MECHANICAL FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION WAS FOUND. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X44455


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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