Cricket MKIV Gyroplane, G-BXEM, 1 June 2001

Cricket Mk IV Gyroplane, G-BXEM


The pilot owned a Bensen B8 Gyroplane which he kept at a farm strip near his home. Aviation fuel was not available at the strip, and on the day of the accident the pilot drove from his home near Salisbury, Wilts to Henstridge, Somerset with the intention of collecting aviation fuel in cans and taking it back to the farm strip. The pilot left home between 0700 and 0800 hrs and arrived at Henstridge mid to late morning.

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Published 10 December 2014