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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145513
Last updated: 1 December 2021
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Date:31-MAR-2012
Time:15:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic RAF2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
RAF 2000
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N9012R
MSN: H2-99-10-436
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Chambers County Airport - T00, Anahuac, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Anahuac, TX (T00)
Destination airport:Anahuac, TX (T00)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The student pilot and flight instructor were practicing takeoffs, flight maneuvers, and landings in the student pilot's gyroplane. After landing on the runway with a right crosswind, the student pilot attempted to taxi the gyroplane back to the hangar. During the taxi forward, the gyroplane began to roll to the right and the rotor blades contacted the runway. The student pilot stated that the nosewheel and cyclic positions at the time of the forward taxi were likely the reasons for the roll to the right; this statement was consistent with the student pilot not repositioning the nosewheel and cyclic after the landing to a safe taxi position. The gyroplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage structure. The student pilot and flight instructor reported no mechanical malfunctions prior to the accident.
Probable Cause: The student pilot's improper nosewheel and cyclic positioning during the taxi, which resulted in the gyroplane's main rotor contacting the runway surface. Contributing to the accident was the flight instructor’s inadequate supervision.

Sources:

NTSB
FAA register: https://www.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/brief.aspx?ev_id=20120404X52616&key=1
http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=9012R&x=0&y=0

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 months
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

7 Aug 2021 N9012R Private 0 Chambers County Airport (T00), Anahuac, TX sub

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-May-2012 22:43 Geno Added
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 20:27 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Plane category]

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