Accident RAF 2000 N47EB,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 231223
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Date:Saturday 7 December 2019
Time:14:55 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic RAF2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
RAF 2000
Registration: N47EB
MSN: H2-95-6-156
Year of manufacture:1997
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Millard Airport (MIQ/KMLE), Douglas County, NE -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Omaha-Millard Airport, NE (KMLE)
Destination airport:Omaha-Millard Airport, NE (KMLE)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot was conducting takeoffs and landings in the gyroplane when the airplane encountered windshear just above the runway during landing. The gyroplane veered right, touched down in the grass, became airborne, then impacted terrain, resulting in substantial damage. Another pilot reported that he also experienced windshear during the landing approach and saw that the pilot of the accident aircraft "appeared to be struggling to maintain control."
The accident pilot reported that he had not flown the aircraft "in a while" and that the gusting wind conditions were the primary factor that resulted in his loss of control. Recorded wind conditions about the time of the accident included wind at 13 knots with gusts to 17 knots.

Probable Cause: The pilot's loss of directional control while landing in gusting wind conditions.


FAA register:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: CEN20TA030
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 5 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

08-Dec-2019 10:32 gerard57 Added
08-Dec-2019 11:32 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Plane category]
09-Dec-2019 00:09 Geno Updated [Registration, Cn, Location, Source, Narrative]
12-Dec-2019 18:48 Captain Adam Updated [Departure airport, Narrative]
08-Jul-2022 11:49 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Category, Accident report]

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