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  • Gyroplane Crash Billings Montana, reported as helicopter crash.

    I visit the Billings Gazette every morning and unfortunately spotted this this morning. This all I know.

    John

    https://billingsgazette.com/news/loc...home-top-story

  • #2
    Here is a little news video about the incident.
    https://ktvq.com/news/2018/09/12/pil...lings-airport/
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    • #3
      FAA ASIAS states

      CRASHED AND STRUCK HANGAR UNDER UNK CIRCUMSTANCES

      ASIAS shows registration as N166LC - type given as a Coons RW-1

      FAA shows this to have a Solar T62





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      • #4
        Based on other information I found this is likely to be a Rotorway JetExec helicopter.

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        • #5
          Probably did not intend to fly (no control tower contact) Sad, flying is supposed to be fun.
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          • #6
            https://www.usnews.com/news/best-sta...licopter-crash



            BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) Yellowstone County officials have released the name of a 74-year-old man who died in the crash of an experimental helicopter at Billings Logan International Airport.

            Deputy Coroner Rich Hoffman says Robert "Larry" Coons of Billings died Wednesday afternoon of blunt force trauma when his helicopter crashed into a hangar.

            Hoffman says it is not believed Coons suffered any medical emergency before the crash.

            Airport officials have said nobody witnessed the crash, which was reported at about 12:45 p.m. The pilot wasn't in contact with air traffic control at the time.

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            • #7
              N166lc

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              • #8
                The OP should change the title of the thread. It was a helicopter, not a "gyroscope" as stated by the airport director.

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                • #9
                  It will let me edit the post but not the title. I'll check again though.

                  They have a updated story. The pilot had a lot of experience though types unknown.

                  OP, or just call me John
                  Last edited by JPAnderson; 09-14-2018, 05:15 AM.

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