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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 23086
Last updated: 1 December 2021
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Date:04-APR-2001
Time:23:35 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic RAF2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
RAF 2000 GTX SE
Owner/operator:Gyroplane Aviation Ltd
Registration: C-FYUF
MSN: H2-96-7-222
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near King George AIrpark, Surrey, British Columbia -   Canada
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:King George AIrpark, Surrey, British Columbia
Destination airport:
Narrative:
April 10, 2001: The RAF 2000 Gyrocopter C-FYUF was stolen from a hanger in Wetaskiwin, Alberta on or about 27 December 2000. On 4 April 2001 the gyrocopter took off from an ultralight strip in Surrey, B.C. with the registration letters C-GETS painted on the tail fin. After a few minutes flight, and within a few miles of the strip, the gyrocopter rotor was observed to stop momentarily and pieces to fall from the aircraft.

The gyrocopter then descended rapidly, shedding pieces, hit the ground on its side and burned. The pilot, the sole occupant, was fatally injured. A subsequent investigation revealed that C-GETS was still in the possession of its owner while the engine and rotor blade serial numbers of the crashed aircraft matched those of the stolen gyrocopter C-FYUF.

The TSB is supporting the coroner and police in their investigations.

Sources:

1. CADORS 2001P0224
2. TSB Occurrence No:A01P0057
3. http://modernautogyros.blogspot.co.uk/2011/08/raf-2000-production.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
22-Feb-2015 16:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
22-Feb-2015 16:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [Phase]

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