AR-1 N159WT Oregon

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The FAA ASIAS update states "AIRCRAFT ON TAKEOFF DID NOT HAVE SUFFICIENT LIFT AND CRASHED, LAKESIDE, OR."


Silverlight AR-1 N159WT at Lakeside, Oregon on 29th June 2021

Injury listed as none, Damage as unknown
 

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The FAA ASIAS update states "AIRCRAFT ON TAKEOFF DID NOT HAVE SUFFICIENT LIFT AND CRASHED, LAKESIDE, OR."


Silverlight AR-1 N159WT at Lakeside, Oregon on 29th June 2021

Injury listed as none, Damage as unknown
FAA shows a 2017 AR1 registered to a Peter Brossard

70 deg F so the recent heat wave was not a factor. So glad to hear, no injury.

Katheryn's Report states:
Location: Lakeside, OR
Accident Number: WPR21LA252
Date & Time: June 29, 2021, 11:30 Local
Registration: N159WT
Aircraft: SilverLight Aviation AR-1
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Other work use
Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information
Aircraft Make: SilverLight Aviation
Registration: N159WT
Model/Series: AR-1
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built: No
Operator:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:
Meteorological Information and Flight Plan
Conditions at Accident Site: VMC
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KOTH,17 ft msl
Observation Time: 11:56 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 11 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 21°C /14°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 8 knots / , 220°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 2200 ft AGL
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.86 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Lakeside, OR
Destination: Lakeside, OR
Wreckage and Impact Information
Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 43.58317,-124.18039 (est)
 

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FAA shows a 2017 AR1 registered to a Peter Brossard

70 deg F so the recent heat wave was not a factor. So glad to hear, no injury.

Katheryn's Report states:
Location: Lakeside, OR
Accident Number: WPR21LA252
Date & Time: June 29, 2021, 11:30 Local
Registration: N159WT
Aircraft: SilverLight Aviation AR-1
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Other work use
Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information
Aircraft Make: SilverLight Aviation
Registration: N159WT
Model/Series: AR-1
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built: No
Operator:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:
Meteorological Information and Flight Plan
Conditions at Accident Site: VMC
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KOTH,17 ft msl
Observation Time: 11:56 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 11 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 21°C /14°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 8 knots / , 220°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 2200 ft AGL
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.86 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Lakeside, OR
Destination: Lakeside, OR
Wreckage and Impact Information
Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 43.58317,-124.18039 (est)
The AR1 is registered to:

CHAPLAINS OF INDUSTRY, 1037 LAKESHORE DR, COOS BAY, Oregon.

Peter Brossard appears to be the builder.
 

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I know Peter. Glad he is fine. Better than hitting the trees in front coming at you I guess.

Some of the data listed in Kathryn's report for the machine is strange. It is not a helicopter and it is Amateur Built. This machine was serial number 8 from the end of first year of kit production of AR-1
 

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FAA report states they did not visit the scene and does not indicate source of information. Guess that explains incorrect info regarding helicopter and not amateur built.
 

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Luckily Silverlight Aviation is in Florida and they can just ship and get it fixed. Wonder how bad the damage was after the "crash"? Again, looks like no fire which is good. Nice to have metal fuel tank.
 

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I got to talk to Peter and also saw pictures of the crashed machine. Glad he is ok. The seatbelts and seat held him in in a nose first into the ground crash that ended up with the gyroplane upside down. Fuel was slowly leaking so they put it right side up.
He thankfully walked away unscathed. What happened will come out in time. Suffice to say there were no mechanical, electrical or engine issues and the mast, frame, seat and seatbelts, fuel tanks and Peter's luck did their job.
 

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I got to talk to Peter and also saw pictures of the crashed machine. Glad he is ok. The seatbelts and seat held him in in a nose first into the ground crash that ended up with the gyroplane upside down. Fuel was slowly leaking so they put it right side up.
He thankfully walked away unscathed. What happened will come out in time. Suffice to say there were no mechanical, electrical or engine issues and the mast, frame, seat and seatbelts, fuel tanks and Peter's luck did their job.
Good engineering saves lives, and this appears to be a great example.
 
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