Incident - Cavalon N232PG at Torrance

Steve_UK

Active Member
Joined
Oct 15, 2010
Messages
3,712
Location
UK
Aircraft
I'm not a pilot but have been lucky enough to fly in Mi-24 Hind, Mi-2, Mi-17, Lynx HAS3, Gliders, GA
The FAA ASIAS states,


8-3-21 - Torrance airport, California, USA - Auto-Gyro Cavalon - N232PG

The FAA ASIAS summary states "AIRCRAFT LANDED AND WHILE TAXIING NOSE GEAR DETACHED, TORRANCE, CA


Hopefully fixed soon.
 

Vance

Gyroplane CFI
Joined
Oct 30, 2003
Messages
16,601
Location
Nipomo,California
Aircraft
Givens Predator
Total Flight Time
2400+ in rotorcraft
The FAA registration says this is a ROTORSPORT UK CAVALO, in other words not an Experimental Amateur Built Aircraft.

I have trouble imagining just how the nose gear detached.

I don't know how to train someone for a detached nose wheel event.
 

ultracruiser41

Gold Member
Joined
Nov 2, 2003
Messages
2,828
Location
NC
Aircraft
Cavalon, OutBack Tango, Ryan PT 22, JetGyro, Jet Provost, Champ, Radial Rocket Gyro, HummelBird
Total Flight Time
Too many to count

Rattler 1

Junior Member
Joined
Aug 17, 2016
Messages
114
Location
Erhard Minnesota
Aircraft
C150-C172-Taylorcraft-Tbird-Rans S9-challenger-Benson-Air Command-Sportcopter
Total Flight Time
1600
Hate it when that happens.
 

fara

AR-1 gyro manufacturer
Joined
Oct 31, 2011
Messages
3,690
Location
Tampa, FL
Aircraft
AR-1
Total Flight Time
4000+ 380 gyroplanes. Sport CFI Gyro and Trikes
The FAA registration says this is a ROTORSPORT UK CAVALO, in other words not an Experimental Amateur Built Aircraft.

I have trouble imagining just how the nose gear detached.

I don't know how to train someone for a detached nose wheel event.
Hit it hard nose first a few times on landing, it will detach. Counter that by teaching a lot of balancing on main wheels down the runway (kidding)
 

Tyger

Super Member
Joined
Nov 25, 2017
Messages
988
Location
Germantown, NY
Aircraft
Magni M16
Total Flight Time
360
Damage: None
No damage at all?? Or no damage to "major" components? It's hard to imagine a wheel coming off of anything while it's moving and nothing getting at least dented/scraped up.
I would be curious to see some photos, but I don't suppose those will be forthcoming.
 
Top