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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 226352
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Type:Silhouette image of generic CLON model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
AutoGyro Cavalon
Registration: N882M
MSN: V00360
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Nephi Municipal Airport (U14), Nephi, UT -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Nephi, UT (U14)
Destination airport:Nephi, UT (U14)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot reported that, during takeoff, he rotated around 55 knots and that the gyroplane instantly yawed left about 45. The pilot reported that he was "behind the power curve" and that the gyroplane could not climb or gain airspeed. The gyroplane began to descend, the pilot turned left, and the gyroplane landed hard and rolled to the right side.
The pilot added that he believed that the gyroplane initially yawed left during the climb because of the "P-factor due to [a newly installed] more powerful engine" and that he failed to add right rudder input to correct. He added that it was his first test flight with the new engine.
The gyroplane sustained substantial damage to the tailboom.
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 insufficient rudder input during takeoff, which resulted in a loss of yaw control and a hard landing.


FAA register:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

19-Jun-2019 23:11 Geno Added
20-Jun-2019 01:41 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
13-Nov-2019 08:22 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Plane category, Accident report, ]

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