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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 211626
Last updated: 23 November 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic CDUS model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
AutoGyro Calidus
Registration: RA-0038A
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Bogorodsky district, Nizhny Novgorod region -   Russia
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: MAK
The pilot and passenger on a Calidus gyroplane were injured in accident.

Most likely, the accident of the Calidus RA-0038A gyroplane occurred due to the aircraft “subsidence” in height when performing a sliding maneuver to the left immediately after taking off from the runway, which led to a collision with the terrain. The need for maneuver was due to the opened state of the cockpit canopy.

Most likely, the following factors contributed to the accident:
- possible design flaws in the mechanism for locking the cockpit canopy, restored by the PIC independently after the accident, in which the Calidus RA-0038A gyroplane had visited earlier;
- the PIC had no flight training as an ultralight pilot;
- failure to maintain the recommended values ​​of speed and altitude during takeoff.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: MAK
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 4 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

29-May-2018 19:39 harro Added
23-Sep-2020 13:49 harro Updated [Time, Phase, Nature, Narrative, Accident report, Accident report, ]

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