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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 201527
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Type:Silhouette image of generic CLON model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Autogyro Cavalon
Registration: N953LS
MSN: V00110
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Casa Grande Municipal Airport (KCGZ), Casa Grande, AZ -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:San Manuel, AZ (E77)
Destination airport:Casa Grande, AZ (CGZ)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot reported that, during landing, the right wheel touched down first on the runway, and the gyroplane veered to the right. He added that, the “aircraft bounced from one wheel to the other” multiple times until the main rotor blade struck the runway. The gyroplane then rolled to the right, slid off the runway, and came to rest on its left side. A postcrash fire ignited in the engine compartment and consumed the gyroplane.
The gyroplane was destroyed.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the gyroplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot’s improper landing flare, which resulted in loss of directional control and a subsequent runway excursion.


FAA register:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

21-Nov-2017 00:52 Geno Added
21-Nov-2017 01:43 Geno Updated [Date]
22-Feb-2018 19:40 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative, Plane category]

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