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Rotorsport UK MTOSport, G-LZED

Date of occurrence: 27 June 2011

Summary:

The pilot selected a field for takeoff which was shorter than that required. There was no evidence of any fault with the gyroplane, which struck a wall shortly after becoming airborne, before crashing. The gyroplane was extensively damaged but neither occupant was injured. A number of similar accidents have highlighted the need to enhance pilot understanding of gyroplane performance.

Two Safety Recommendations are made.

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Report name:
Rotorsport UK MTOSport, G-LZED
Registration:
G-LZED
Type:
Rotorsport UK MTOSport
Location:
Shell Island Campsite, Llanbedr, Gwynedd, North Wales
Date of occurrence:
27 June 2011
Category:
Sport Aviation/Balloons
Summary:

The pilot selected a field for takeoff which was shorter than that required. There was no evidence of any fault with the gyroplane, which struck a wall shortly after becoming airborne, before crashing. The gyroplane was extensively damaged but neither occupant was injured. A number of similar accidents have highlighted the need to enhance pilot understanding of gyroplane performance.

Two Safety Recommendations are made.

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