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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 149343
Last updated: 19 November 2020
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Date:29-SEP-2012
Time:17:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic CDUS model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rotorsport UK Calidus
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: G-ETOJ
C/n / msn: RSUK/CALS/02
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Shoreham Airport (EGKA) Shoreham, West Sussex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Shoreham (EGKA), West Sussex
Destination airport:Old Sarum Airfield, Wiltshire (EGLS)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Narrative:
Crashed 29 September 2012 on take off from Shoreham Airport (EGKA) Shoreham, West Sussex. The pilot heard a bang and the gyrocopter rolled to the left on lift-off from the runway. It is thought that the pilot over-rotated and the main rotor blades struck the ground

With help, which was quickly on the scene, the pilot walked away from the crash and he suffered no severe injuries. He is now being treated in hospital.

Aircraft presumably written off (damaged beyond repair) as the registration G-ETOJ was cancelled by the CAA on 25 April 2013 as "destroyed"

Sources:

Eyewitness
https://www.gov.uk/aaib-reports/rotorsport-uk-calidus-g-etoj-29-september-2012
http://www.caa.co.uk/aircraft-registration/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/leeweston/7908041136/
https://forums.flyer.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=79400

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: AAIB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Sep-2012 00:38 Ridgerunner Added
30-Sep-2012 11:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
11-May-2013 17:50 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
26-Oct-2014 22:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Embed code, Narrative]

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