Accident AutoGyro MT 03S G-2347, Saturday 21 December 2013
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Date:Saturday 21 December 2013
Time:17:20 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic MT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
AutoGyro MT 03S
Owner/operator:Yarra Valley Flightsports
Registration: G-2347
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Category:Accident
Location:Kinglake National Park, Dixons Creek, VIC -   Australia
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:Yarra Valley Conference Center, Melba Highway, Dixons Creek
Destination airport:Yarra Valley Conference Center, Melba Highway, Dixons Creek
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Narrative:
A two seat gyrocopter (possibly an AutoGyro MT-03/MTOsport G-2347) crashed during a scenic flight having taken off from Dixons Creek. The pilot and tourist passenger were both killed in the crash in the high ground of Kingslake National Park. The gyrocopter was operated by Yarra Valley Flightsports. Local media named the pilot as Reg Thaggard and the passenger as 18 year old Jordan Pang from Singapore.

Sources:

1. https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/national/a/20440107/two-men-killed-in-gyrocopter-crash/_
2. http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/pilot-tourist-die-in-gyrocopter-ride-20131222-2zskc.html
3. http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/two-men-killed-in-gyrocopter-crash-in-kinglake--national-park/story-fni0fit3-1226788265418
4. http://gyrocopteraccidentsinaustralia.blogspot.co.uk/
5. https://www.coronerscourt.vic.gov.au/sites/default/files/2018-12/reginaldalexanderjulianthaggard_589713.pdf
5. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-12-22/victorian-authorities-search-for-missing-gyrocopter/5171366

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-Dec-2013 05:06 Geno Added
22-Dec-2013 12:52 Alpine Flight Updated [Time, Damage, Narrative]
23-Dec-2013 11:36 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type]
23-Dec-2013 11:40 harro Updated [Registration, Operator]
23-Dec-2013 15:37 Alpine Flight Updated [Aircraft type]
27-Mar-2014 23:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Jun-2022 10:09 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
09-Jul-2022 19:39 Solicitorious Updated [Phase, Nature, Source]

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