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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 178507
Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic RAF2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
RAF 2000 GT
Registration: N315LK
MSN: 6456
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Humbolt County, NE of Humbolt, Iowa -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Humboldt, IA (0K7)
Destination airport:Humboldt, IA (0K7)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The sport pilot and passenger were on a local flight in the gyroplane. The passenger reported that, after about 30 minutes of flight, the pilot made a low-altitude pass over the passengerís home. The gyroplane started to descend below the tallest trees on the property at a low-power setting, and as it approached the ground, the pilot rapidly increased engine power, likely to stop the descent. The gyroplane subsequently banked right and impacted a tree in the passengerís front yard. Postaccident examination of the gyroplane revealed no evidence of any preimpact failures, and no evidence was found indicating that the rotor blades struck the rudder or propeller blades.

Probable Cause: The pilotís loss of gyroplane control while maneuvering at low altitude.


FAA register: 2. FAA:

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

Revision history:

10-Aug-2015 20:44 Geno Added
02-Aug-2016 20:52 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
01-Dec-2017 15:08 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Plane category]

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