Aviation safety investigations & reports

Challenge Gyroplane, Not Known, Yeallering WA, 30 September 1990

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot reported that he was manoeuvring near the side of a hill when the aircraft encountered an area of sink. An attempt to fly out of the sink was unsuccessful and the pilot manipulated the aircraft controls in an attempt to minimise the damage on touchdown. The keel beam fractured forward of the mast.

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General details
Date: 30 September 1990   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1000    
Location: Yeallering    
State: Western Australia   Occurrence type: Hard landing  
Release date: 05 October 1990   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer JRM Helyplanes  
Aircraft model Challenge  
Aircraft registration Unknown  
Serial number Not Known  
Type of operation Sports Aviation  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Yeallering WA  
Departure time Not Applicable  
Destination Yeallering WA