AAIB investigation to Rotorsport UK MT-03, G-RTIN

Gyroplane rolled over while being taxied by a student under instruction, Turweston Aerodrome, Northamptonshire, 13 February 2017.

Summary:

After landing directly into wind, the student pilot began taxiing the gyroplane and made a turn to the right. During this turn the control stick moved right without restraint and, with the assistance of the wind which was now from the left of the nose, the gyroplane rolled to the right. The instructor was unable to correct the stick position before the rotor struck the ground, and the gyroplane rolled over onto its right side.

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Rotorsport UK MT-03, G-RTIN 06-17

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Published 9 June 2017