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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 138169
Last updated: 19 November 2017
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Type:Rotorsport UK MTOSport
Owner/operator:The Gyrocopter Company UK Ltd
Registration: G-CGLX
C/n / msn: RSUK/MTOS/02
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Rufforth Airfield East, Wetherby Road, Rufforth, York, North Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Rufforth Airfield East, Wetherby Road, Rufforth, York, North Yorkshire
Destination airport:Rufforth Airfield East, Wetherby Road, Rufforth, York, North Yorkshire
Investigating agency: AAIB
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.

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repair) for insurance purposes, the the registration G-CGLX was cancelled by the CAA on 14/3/2012 as "Permanently withdrawn from use"


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2. CAA:

Revision history:

24-Aug-2011 22:08 Sterrier Added
25-Aug-2011 05:30 Updated [Time]
28-Aug-2011 11:50 John Baker Updated [Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Dec-2011 14:03 harro Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
05-Oct-2012 16:52 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Damage, Narrative]
12-Dec-2016 22:08 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
12-Dec-2016 22:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport]
12-Dec-2016 22:11 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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