Pilot incapacitation, Turweston Aerodrome, Buckinghamshire, 28 July 2016.
The gyroplane was seen to depart from controlled flight as it performed a go-around manoeuvre at Turweston Aerodrome. The accident occurred in benign conditions and no evidence of pre-existing failures or defects was found. A post-mortem examination showed that the pilot had been suffering from a serious and undiagnosed cardiac condition which could have incapacitated him and led to the accident.
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Published: 13 April 2017
Date of occurrence: 28 July 2016