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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46320
Last updated: 1 December 2021
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Date:06-MAY-2000
Time:10:30
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-RAG
MSN: H2-95-6-159
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Mokau, King Country -   New Zealand
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Mokau
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: CAA NZ
Narrative:
The pilot had attempted to take off from a sloping agricultural airstrip. The wreckage of the gyrocopter was found in the gully at the end of the strip. There were no witnesses tothe accident. It is likely that the pilot attempted a takeoff with less main rotor rpm than required, resulting in severe flap-back and propeller and ground strikes, which resulted in a failure to become airborne in a controlled manner. Accident location given as Latitude: S 38 40.5' Longitude: E 174 42.5'

Sources:

1. https://www.caa.govt.nz/Accidents_and...Reports/ZK-RAG_Fatal_06May2000.pdf
2. http://www.flydw.org.uk/DWZKRAH.htm
3. http://www.kiwiaircraftimages.com/pages/wod99rg1.html

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: CAA NZ
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
02-Aug-2016 21:13 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source]
28-Sep-2021 04:50 Ron Averes Updated [Location, Narrative]

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