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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 178446
 
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Date:09-AUG-2015
Time:12:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic CLON model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
AutoGyro Cavalon
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: G-4848
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Cannons Creek, VIC -   Australia
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Private
Departure airport:YTYA
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The gyrocopter contacted powerlines and crashed into the Rutherford Inlet at Cannons Creek, killing the pilot and seriously injuring a passenger

At or about mid-day Sunday, a Cavalon gyro with two people on board struck power lines during illegal low level operations. The power lines entangled the gyro resulting in it being catapulted into a creek below. The pilot died but the passenger was flown to hospital in a serious but stable condition.
ASRA has conducted an onsite investigation into the event and is preparing a report for the Victorian Coroner and the Victorian Police.

Sources:

http://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/aircraft-crashes-into-water-at-cannons-creek/story-fnii5sms-1227476174977
http://www.asra.org.au/news/forums/topic/gyro-fatal-in-melbourne/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Aug-2015 08:40 Pineapple Added
09-Aug-2015 08:42 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
10-Aug-2015 12:23 Anon. Updated [Departure airport]
13-Aug-2015 06:21 Anon. Updated [Source, Narrative]

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