ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 138169
Last updated: 23 December 2014
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Narrative:On the day of the accident the student had flown two training flights in the morning and one in the early evening before being cleared to fly his fourth solo circuit using asphalt Runway 23. The approach and initial touchdown on the main wheels appeared normal but, as the nose wheel came into contact with the runway surface, the student reported that he felt a slight shimmy through the combined rudder and nose wheel steering pedals before the aircraft then yawed slightly to the left. The student recalled trying to apply corrective right pedal but aircraft veered further to the left before it rolled onto its right side and came to a stop. The pilot, who was wearing a full harness and protective helmet, sustained minor injuries.
|Type:||Rotorsport UK MTOSport|
|Owner/operator:||The Gyrocopter Company UK Ltd|
|C/n / msn:|| RSUK/MTOS/02|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Rufforth Aerodrome, York -
|Departure airport:||Rufforth Aerodrome|
|Destination airport:||Rufforth Aerodrome|
In his statement, the student considered that he may have had his foot positioned incorrectly on the right pedal.
Aircraft later declared to be a write off (damaged beyond economical repair) for insurance purposes, the the registration G-CGLX was cancelled by the CAA on 14/3/2012 as "Permanently withdrawn from use"
http://www.aaib.gov.uk/cms_resources.cfm?file=/AAIB%20Bulletin%2012-2011.pdf http://www.caa.co.uk/application.aspx?catid=60&pagetype=65&appid=1&mode=reg&fullregmark=CGLX http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/9214261.Man_hospitalised_following_North_Yorkshire_air_crash/
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||Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]|
||Dr. John Smith
||Updated [Operator, Source, Damage, Narrative]|
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