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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 141151
Last updated: 7 September 2021
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Date:01-JAN-2012
Time:10:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic RAF2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
RAF 2000 GTX SE
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: ZK-RCO
MSN: H2-97-8-303
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Whangarei Airport - NZWR -   New Zealand
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:NZWR
Destination airport:NZWR
Narrative:
A RAF 2000 GTX SE gyrocopter was caught by a wind gust, tipped on its side and crashed when landing at Whangarei Airport - NZWR.

The pilot escaped unhurt.

Sources:

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/?blogid=1226232&blogurl=copter-crash-scare
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10776316
http://www.caa.govt.nz/Weekly_Accident_Reports/Accidents_registered_to_09_Jan_2012.pdf

http://www.airport-data.com/images/aircraft/large/000/580/580065.jpg (photo)

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

20 Oct 1999 ZK-RCO B.C. 0 Whangarei Airport w/o


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Jan-2012 23:57 RobertMB Added
01-Jan-2012 23:58 RobertMB Updated [Narrative]
02-Jan-2012 09:36 Alpine Flight Updated [Time, Aircraft type]
03-Jan-2012 00:19 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
23-Jan-2012 01:44 RobertMB Updated [Date, Source]

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