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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 195189
 
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Date:03-MAY-2017
Time:11:25 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic CLON model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
AutoGyro Cavalon
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: none
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Hirano, Shirataka town, Yamagata prefecture -   Japan
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Shirataka Aero Park, Shirataka town, Yamagata prefecture
Destination airport:
Narrative:
A gyrocopter crashed on a riverbed of Mogami river while flying a traffic pattern. The autogyro was consumed by a post-impact fire, and the fire spread over the grass for 4200 square meters. The sole occupant received fatal injury. The copter departed from a temporal operation site which is unofficially called Shirataka Aero Pakr, or Mutsumi Airfield, just located at the other side of Mogami river. The dead pilot was not a member of Shirataka Sky Sports Club, and he had taken no permission to use the airfield. Furthermore, the accident gyrocopter has no JR-xxxx registration numbers. Initial reports by eyewitness suggested that the cause of the accident was inflight main rotor separation, however, the investigation by JTSB revealed that the main rotor was probably broken by the impact with the ground, not inflight.

The weather data at Yamagata airport (39km northeast of the accident site) at the time of the accident (0225UTC):
RJSC 030200Z VRB02KT CAVOK 18/M01 Q1026
RJSC 030300Z VRB01KT CAVOK 21/M01 Q1025

Sources:

[LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20170503-00000032-asahi-soci]
[LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20170503-00050067-yom-soci]
[LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20170503-00000516-san-soci]
[LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20170503-00000037-mai-soci]
[LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20170503-00000064-jij-soci]
http://web.archive.org/web/20170508155538/http://www3.nhk.or.jp:80/news/html/20170503/k10010969761000.html?utm_int=news_contents_news-main_005
[LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.news24.jp/articles/2017/05/03/07360570.html]
http://web.archive.org/web/20170507044531/http://news.tbs.co.jp:80/newseye/tbs_newseye3044580.html
[LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://news.tv-asahi.co.jp/news_society/articles/000099938.html]
http://web.archive.org/web/20170508155538/http://www3.nhk.or.jp:80/news/html/20170503/k10010969761000.html?utm_int=news-social_contents_list-items_012
http://1901rjtt-to-roah.blog.so-net.ne.jp/mutumi_airfield
http://www17.plala.or.jp/hikohki/akusesu/ketusourojiyouku.htm
http://jtsb.mlit.go.jp/jtsb/aircraft/detail2.php?id=2182
[LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20170509-00000028-mai-soci]


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-May-2017 08:28 isamuel Added
03-May-2017 08:28 harro Updated [Other fatalities, Plane category]
04-May-2017 07:50 isamuel Updated [Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
08-May-2017 11:22 isamuel Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Phase, Source, Narrative]
09-May-2017 06:53 isamuel Updated [Source, Narrative]

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