Emergency Landing - Magni M24, Stockton Beach, NSW, Australia I

RobHenderson

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Or he pulled back too high to get to a zero forward speed on the ground and dropped it in but from a bit too high and then tipped over
On initial observations based on video this seems a possibility. Also other's comments re damage to landing gear would support this.

The surrounding sand seems largely untouched, there appears no wheel track in the sand perhaps suggesting no ground role. May be didn't even tip-over as there is no indication of this in the sand and machine looks very solidly planted? If dropped in hard from too high and then mast has collapsed aft enough to hit prop, while still turning? This picture of prop indicates hit something at speed given cleanly sawn-off?

Based on video, also noted the machine ended up perpendicular to the beach, that is facing the ocean. I did my training near this area and is a very nice 20km+ long beach. Could have been travelling parallel to beach, (may be experienced a technical issue) and had enough time and situational awareness to turn into wind and attempt a near-zero ground speed landing (being best course of action given known surface conditions?). That is, a controlled emergency landing appropriate for conditions?

Is a real shame as nice machine, but best is they survived with only minor injuries.

(apologies for over-analysis, still in COVID lock down and have plenty of spare time)

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loftus

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What frustrates me so much with Rotax is that the engines themselves are mostly bulletproof. It’s all the other basic stuff that should be bulletproof like carb floats, fuel pressure regulators etc that aren’t
 

fara

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What frustrates me so much with Rotax is that the engines themselves are mostly bulletproof. It’s all the other basic stuff that should be bulletproof like carb floats, fuel pressure regulators etc that aren’t

no one reliable wants to make it for them. Anytime the vendor figures out BRP is using the items they supply for aircraft engines they cut them off. They are afraid of liability and lawsuits. Typical western problem. That is how Rotax got away from NGK spark plugs.
although floats had nothing to do with that. That was just a marvel of German engineering by Bing.
 

Kai Kern

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my guess is that these gyros fly internally within that nation.

You understand there are numerous American ASC registered gyros operating here in some parts of Europe - yet not in the USA. Gyros are a niche of a niche.
I have seen some link to an Australian aircraft registration website where it said that gyro was "under construction".
 
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