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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 243721
Last updated: 10 October 2020
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Time:c. 18:00
Type:American Autogyro Sparrowhawk II
Registration: N40380
C/n / msn: 114
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Waties Island, Horry County, SC -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The experimentally Douglas A. Cassel built American Autogyro Sparrowhawk II lost engine power and experienced an apparent dynamic rollover on the wet beach sands of Waties Island, Horry County, South Carolina.
The gyrocopter came to the rest on its side, sustaining substantial damage, and the sole pilot onboard was not injured.

According the FAA files N40380 was cancelled on March 8th, 2018.

Sources:,P95_LOC_CITY_NAME,P95_REGIST_NBR:07-OCT-20,NORTH%20MYRTLE%20BEACH,N40380 (photo)


Revision history:

08-Oct-2020 03:41 Geno Added
08-Oct-2020 05:30 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Nature, Source, Narrative]
08-Oct-2020 06:12 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
08-Oct-2020 15:51 Geno Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
09-Oct-2020 17:55 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Phase, Source, Narrative]
10-Oct-2020 21:12 Captain Adam Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]

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