AAIB investigation to Rotorsport Cavalon gyroplane, G-RDNY
Loss of control on takeoff, Lydd Airport, 5 March 2014.
The student pilot used an incorrect takeoff technique and lost control of the gyroplane as it became airborne. The gyroplane struck the runway and came to rest on its side, suffering extensive damage. The student pilot, who was uninjured, vacated the gyroplane without assistance.
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Published: 10 December 2014
Date of occurrence: 5 March 2014