Incident Rotorsport UK MTOSport 2017 G-CKYD, Sunday 5 November 2023
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Date:Sunday 5 November 2023
Type:Silhouette image of generic MT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Rotorsport UK MTOSport 2017
Owner/operator:Highland Aviation Training Ltd
Registration: G-CKYD
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Inverness Airport, Dalcross, Inverness -   United Kingdom
Phase: Taxi
Departure airport:Inverness Airport (INV/EGPE)
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Rotorsport UK MTOSport 2017 G-CKYD sustained damage in a taxying incident at Inverness Airport, Dalcross, Inverness.

A student on his fourth solo flight, whilst receiving clearance for takeoff, allowed the rotor speed to drop and applied back stick causing the main rotor to contact the propeller and rudder. The student taxied back to the apron, unaware of debris that had been left on the runway and met the instructor who advised the Tower; this was after another aircraft had landed without incident. The runway was closed temporarily for an inspection and removal of the debris.


1. AAIB Correspondence-only investigation, published on 8 February 2024:

History of this aircraft

According to the AirNav RadarBox website (see link #2) G-CKYD was repaired and returned to service, and was flying out of Inverness Airport in February 2024.



G-CKYD G-CKYD RotorSport UK MTO Sport 2017 at Old Warden, Bedfordshire 25 May 2019

Revision history:

19-Feb-2024 15:04 Dr. John Smith Added
19-Feb-2024 15:05 ASN Updated [Narrative]

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