Accident RAF 2000 N1702A, Sunday 6 January 2008
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Date:Sunday 6 January 2008
Time:16:40 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic RAF2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
RAF 2000
Registration: N1702A
MSN: H2-03-14-577
Engine model:Subaru Subaru
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Valparaiso, Indiana -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Valparaiso-Porter County Airport, IN (VPZ/KVPZ)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The gyroplane received substantial damage when it rolled onto its left side during landing. The gyroplane's main rotor struck the runway, causing the cabin enclosure to roll over about two times before coming to rest on its right side. The pilot reported that the approach was normal, with touchdown on both main wheels. He stated that he reduced power, and then felt the right main wheel come off of the ground. He stated that he attempted to correct by moving the cyclic control to the right and forward, but the gyroplane rolled to its left. The wind conditions reported were from 20 degrees right of runway heading at 15 knots, gusting to 21 knots.

Probable Cause: The pilot's inadequate compensation for wind conditions during the landing roll. A factor was the gusting crosswind.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: CHI08CA062
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 months
Download report: Final report




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