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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 199748
Last updated: 22 September 2021
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Date:17-SEP-2017
Time:10:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic MT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
AutoGyro MTOSport (floats)
Owner/operator:private
Registration: SE-VNJ
MSN: SE09S04
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Drängsjön, N of Åkersberga, Österåker -   Sweden
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
An ultralight gyrocopter (MTO SPORT, s/n:SE 09 S 04, with Full Lotus floats) came flying over Lake Drängsjön north of Åkersberga at an estimated altitude of 4-5 meters above the water. The Gyrokop came in with high speed and with full throttle. Halfway across the lake the gyrokop begins a steep climb of about 45 . When the gyrocopter has lost its speed, the nose points horizontal and then changes to a nose-down attitude. this becomes ever more steeply until the gyrocopter is completely vertical. The gyrocopter hits the water with great force and the pilot dies immediately.

Sources:

https://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/a/XK0jx/helikopter-kraschade-i-sjo--piloten-dod
https://www.norrteljetidning.se/artikel/blaljus/olyckor/en-dod-i-flygolycka-gyrokopter-stortade-i-sjo-norr-om-akersberga
http://ksak.se/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Kortfattad-haveriunders%C3%B6kning-SE-VNJ.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Sep-2017 14:06 whiteshark Added
17-Sep-2017 18:00 Masen63 Updated [Aircraft type, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
18-Sep-2017 14:29 Iceman 29 Updated [Aircraft type]
18-Sep-2017 14:44 TB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Location, Phase, Source]
21-Sep-2017 08:30 Chris Updated [Registration]
27-Sep-2017 06:51 Anon. Updated [Cn]
01-Oct-2017 08:53 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
02-Oct-2017 11:22 Anon. Updated [Source, Narrative]

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