- Air Accidents Investigation Branch
- 9 June 2017
- Date of occurrence:
- 13 February 2017
- Aircraft category:
- Sport aviation and balloons
- Report type:
- Bulletin - Correspondence investigation
- Aircraft type:
- Rotorsport UK MT-03
- Turweston Aerodrome, Northamptonshire
Gyroplane rolled over while being taxied by a student under instruction, Turweston Aerodrome, Northamptonshire, 13 February 2017.
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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Published: 9 June 2017
Date of occurrence: 13 February 2017