- Sep 30, 2016
- Liverpool, UK
- MTO Sport
- Total Flight Time
After the takeoff, when it was approximately 1.6 km away from the aerodrome in prolongation of the runway axis, it fell on the ground and caught fire.The pilot died in the crash. The inve...
After the takeoff, when it was approximately 1.6 km away from the aerodrome in prolongation of the runway axis, it fell on the ground and caught fire.The pilot died in the crash.
The investigation was unable to determine the cause of the accident.
Final Report: https://www.mitma.es/recursos_mfom/comodin/recursos/ulm_2018_016_a_eng.pdf (official English translation)
"1.5. Personnel information
The instructor who trained him reported that they had flown on paramotor aircraft before, but that he was not registered when he started to fly autogyros.
He also reported that he did not let him fly solo for a long time because he was not proficient in handling the aircraft and did not know the procedures well. He also commented that he had done fairly well on the exam to obtain his license and that he had 40 h of experience (including training hours), including 6 h on the accident autogyro."
In these aircraft, tilting the rotor backward raises its revolutions, and therefore the lift. This is referred to in aviation jargon as “loading the rotor”.
It may be that the rotor was tilted forward somewhat, and therefore “unloaded”, meaning it was not generating enough lift.
The fact that the blades were practically intact could also indicate that the RPM were not sufficient to keep the aircraft aloft...
The above notwithstanding, investigators were unable to determine the cause of the accident."