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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 178507
Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Date:09-AUG-2015
Time:18:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic RAF2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
RAF 2000 GT
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N315LK
MSN: 6456
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Humbolt County, NE of Humbolt, Iowa -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Humboldt, IA (0K7)
Destination airport:Humboldt, IA (0K7)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
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.


Sources:

NTSB
FAA register: 2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=315LK

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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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