Accident AutoGyro MT 03 ZU-RGU, Sunday 23 November 2014
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Date:Sunday 23 November 2014
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic MT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
AutoGyro MT 03
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: ZU-RGU
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Morningstar airfield, Western Cape, -   South Africa
Phase: Landing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Morningstar airfield, Western Cape,
Destination airport:Morningstar airfield, Western Cape,
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Crashed November 23, 2014 at Morningstar airfield, Western Cape, South Africa: Auto-Gyro Calidus ZU-RGU . The gyrocopter overturned on its right hand side just after landing. The pilot was on his first solo and had made a good landing.

The SA CAA accident summary states ""The pilot stated that as he came into land on runway 20, he applied excessive left rudder to try and align the aircraft with the middle of the runway"

Sources:

1. http://gyroaccidents.blogspot.co.uk/ (entry of Nov 23 2014)
2. http://avcom.co.za/phpBB3//phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=147239
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AutoGyro_MT-03

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Dec-2014 19:15 gerard57 Added
10-Dec-2014 01:25 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative, Plane category]
10-Jun-2017 22:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Registration, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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