Accident Gyroplane V5-, 16 Nov 2010
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 82851
 
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Date:16-NOV-2010
Time:17:40 LT
Type:Gyroplane
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: V5-
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:On the farm "Revelle", 60km nw of Okahandja -   Namibia
Phase: Approach
Nature:Training
Departure airport:The Farm "Revelle"
Destination airport:The Farm "Revelle"
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
The student pilot did a few circuits and landings and was about to come in for his final landing when the accident took place. His flight instructor was talking to him from the ground and giving instructions when the instructor noticed that the pilot was not responding anymore. He told him to increase power but the pilot did not react and instead the gyrocopter banked to the left and then nosedived into the ground from a height of 200m. The gyrocopter was totally destroyed on impact and the pilot killed. An autopsy revealed that the pilot had suffered a burst artery in his head and had died in the air.

Sources:

1. Opleidingsvlug eindig in tragedie
2. Student pilot dies in copter crash near Okahandja
3. Large photo of the crashed gyro


Revision history:

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23-Nov-2010 03:25 Topaz Added

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