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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 197117
Last updated: 14 December 2017
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Date:03-AUG-2017
Time:10:00
Type:AutoGyro MTOSport
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N571UJ
C/n / msn: M01269
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Airplane damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Mentone Airport (C92), Mentone, IN -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Mentone, IN (C92)
Destination airport:Mentone, IN (C92)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The sport pilot of the gyroplane stated that, upon touchdown, he should have raised the aircraft’s nose to reduce airspeed; however, he allowed the nosewheel to contact the runway. He subsequently applied right rudder to maintain runway alignment. Since the nosewheel and rudder were interconnected (the nosewheel did not pivot on a caster), the application of rudder resulted in the gyroplane tipping over on its side, and both the rotor and propeller blades struck the ground. The pilot stated that there were no mechanical malfunctions or anomalies that would have precluded normal operation of the gyroplane.

Probable Cause: The pilot’s failure to maintain a proper touchdown attitude, which resulted in a loss of directional control during the landing roll.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20170803X65946&key=1
FAA register: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=N571UJ


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Aug-2017 00:49 Geno Added
01-Oct-2017 08:53 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
16-Nov-2017 07:45 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Plane category]

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