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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 221594
Last updated: 20 September 2019
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Date:06-FEB-2019
Time:14:20 LT
Type:TAG Titanium Explorer 100
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: G-565
C/n / msn: 063
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Forrest Beach, NE of Busselton Regional Airport (BQB/YBLN), WA -   Australia
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Augusta Airport (YAUG)
Destination airport:Bunbury Airport, WA (BUY/YBUN)
Narrative:
A gyroplane crashed under unknown circumstances. Both occupants died in the crash.
An AD grounding aircraft of this type fitted with a folding mast from November 2018 was not complied with. The upper portion of mast with the rotor separated from the aircraft. The reason for this failure and an earlier case on 31 Oct 2018 (which resulted in the grounding) has yet to be determined. The aircraft had flown from Bunbury to Augusta and crashed about 10 minutes flying time from Bunbury on the return leg.

Sources:

https://thewest.com.au/news/wa/helicopter-crashes-at-forrest-beach-near-capel-busselton-ng-b881097274z
https://www.smh.com.au/national/western-australia/emergency-services-rush-to-helicopter-crash-off-wa-s-coast-20190206-p50w57.html
http://gyroaccidents.blogspot.com
http://titaniumgyrocopter.blogspot.com/2015/12/titanium-gyrocopter.html

http://titaniumautogyro.com.au/models-1/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Feb-2019 07:58 gerard57 Added
06-Feb-2019 08:40 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Source, Narrative, Plane category]
07-Feb-2019 01:27 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Source]
07-Feb-2019 01:28 Geno Updated [Location]
08-Feb-2019 01:22 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source]
08-Feb-2019 09:43 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
11-Feb-2019 18:04 Saccani Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Embed code, Narrative]

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