Gyro fatal accident - South Africa

CLS447

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Aprox 400 gyro
RAF SA Maybe ?????
 

Steve_UK

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I'm not a pilot but have been lucky enough to fly in Mi-24 Hind, Mi-2, Mi-17, Lynx HAS3, Gliders, GA
Chris is that a wild guess or based on some evidence ?

South Africa has a large gyro community flying many different types of gyros.
 

Learjet

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Magni M16 which was being piloted by a young fixed wing commercial pilot who had recently been employed by a company which uses gyros to do agricultural crop dusting, and he was busy with his gyrocopter pilots license training. He failed to return from a solo training flight and the gyro wreckage was discovered on nearby farmland amidst a fire which appears to have started as a result of the accident. Civil aviation authorities are at the scene and investigating the cause of the tragic accident.
 

CLS447

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Chris is that a wild guess or based on some evidence ?

South Africa has a large gyro community flying many different types of gyros.

Neither....It was a question.
 

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Not sure over 10,000+ logged FW, 260+ ultralights, sailplane, hang-gliders
Sorry to hear this my heart goes out to his family!
 
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