Aircraft Incident/Accident Report
Clermont County Airport

Batavia, Ohio
Friday, April 30, 1982 16:14 EDT

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
THE PILOT, ON A LOCAL FLIGHT, WAS MAKING AN APPROACH UNDER VISUAL METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS TO RUNWAY 22. WHILE ON SHORT FINAL THE PILOT OBSERVED AN AIRCRAFT TAXI INTO TAKEOFF POSITION FOR RUNWAY 04. THIS IS AN UNCONTROLLED AIRPORT. THE PILOT STATED THAT AS HE NEARED TOUCHDOWN HE OBSERVED THE OTHER AIRCRAFT STILL MOVING ON THE RUNWAY. THE PILOT MADE A TURN TO THE LEFT AND ATTEMPTED A GO-AROUND BUT DUE TO INSUFFICIENT FORWARD AND ROTOR SPEED HAD TO LAND ON A DOWN SLOPING GRASSY AREA ADJACENT TO THE RUNWAY. DURING THE GROUND ROLL THE ROTOR BLADES STRUCK THE GROUND.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
Not Yet Reported
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date4/30/1982 
Event Day of the WeekFriday 
Time of Event1614 
Event Time ZoneEastern Daylight Time 
Event CityBATAVIA  
Event StateOHIO 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site  
Event Date Year1982 
Event Date Month
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude-- 
Event Location Longitude-- 
Event Location AirportCLERMONT COUNTY  
Event Location Nearest Airport IDI69  
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOn Airport 
Distance from airport in statute miles
Degrees magnetic from airport
Airport Elevation
Weather Briefing CompletenessUnknown 
Investigator's weather sourceUnknown 
Time of the weather observation0  
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)
Weather Observation Facility ID  
Elevation of weather observation facility
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)
Time Zone of the weather observation  
Lighting ConditionsDay 
Lowest Ceiling Height
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height
Sky/Lowest/Cloud ConditionsClear 
Sky Condition for Lowest CeilingUnknown 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)
Visibility (Statute Miles) 15 
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)-- 
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)225 
Variable Wind IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Speed (knots)10 
Wind Velocity Indicator Unknown 
Wind Gust IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Gust (knots)
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) -- 
Density Altitude (feet)
Intensity of PrecipitationUnknown 
METAR weather report -- 
Event Highest InjuryNone 
On Ground, Fatal Injuries
On Ground, Minor Injuries
On Ground, Serious Injuries
Injury Total Fatal-- 
Injury Total Minor-- 
Injury Total None
Injury Total Serious-- 
Injury Total All-- 
Investigating AgencyNTSB 
NTSB Docket Number (internal use)1016 
NTSB Notification Source-- 
NTSB Notification Date-- 
NTSB Notification Time
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket information  
Date of most recent change to recordDec 18 2002 11:28AM 
User who most recently changed recordNTSB\GIUV  
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District Office-- 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN91760 
NTSB NumberCHI82DA143  
Missing Aircraft Indicator
Federal Aviation Reg. PartPart 91: General Aviation 
Type of Flight Plan filedNone 
Flight plan Was Activated?-- 
DamageSubstantial 
Aircraft FireNone 
Aircraft ExplosionNone 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NameBENSON  
Aircraft ModelBM8  
Aircraft Series IdentifierBM8  
Aircraft Serial Number043.101.101A 
Certified Max Gross Weight450 
Aircraft CategoryGyrocraft 
Aircraft Registration ClassUnknown 
Aircraft is a homebuilt?Yes 
Flight Crew Seats-- 
Cabin Crew Seats-- 
Passenger Seats-- 
Total number of seats on the aircraft
Number of Engines
Fixed gear or retractable gearFixed 
Aircraft, Type of Last InspectionUnknown 
Date of Last Inspection-- 
Airframe hours since last inspection
Airframe Hours
ELT InstalledNo 
ELT ActivatedUnknown 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteUnknown 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NameGARY STAHL  
Aircraft Owner Street Address6116 MARTIN ROAD  
Aircraft Owner CityINDEPENDENCE  
Aircraft Owner StateKY 
Aircraft Owner Country  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode  
Operator is an individual?-- 
Operator NameGARY STAHL  
Operator Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Street Address6116 MARTIN ROAD  
Operator CityINDEPENDENCE  
Operator StateKY 
Operator Country  
Operator Zip code  
Operator Code  
Owner has at least one certificateYes - certificate holder 
Other Operator of large aircraft?No 
Certified for Part 133 or 137 OperationUnknown 
Operator Certificate Number-- 
Indicates whether an air carrier operation was scheduled or not-- 
Indicates Domestic or International Flight-- 
Operator carrying Pax/Cargo/Mail-- 
Type of Flying (Per_Bus / Primary)Personal 
Second Pilot on BoardNo 
Departure Point Same as EventYes 
Departure Airport CodeI69  
Departure CityBATAVIA  
Departure StateOH 
Departure Country  
Departure Time1554 
Departure Time Zone  
Destination Same as Local Fltdest & departure same, accident can occur anywhere 
Destination Airport CodeI69  
Destination CityBATAVIA  
Destination StateOH 
Destination Country  
Specific Phase of FlightLanding 
Report sent to ICAO?-- 
Evacuation occurred-- 
Date of most recent change to recordSep 18 2002 4:49PM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Since inspection or accident-- 
Event Location Runway Number and Location22  
Runway Length3711 
Runway Width75 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--