Accident ELA Aviacion ELA-10 Eclipse N82TK,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 348030
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Date:Thursday 16 November 2023
Time:19:38 LT
Type:ELA Aviacion ELA-10 Eclipse
Registration: N82TK
MSN: 04175271014
Year of manufacture:2017
Total airframe hrs:291 hours
Engine model:Rotax 914
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Yuma MCAS/Yuma International Airport (YUM/KNYL), Yuma, AZ -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Yuma MCAS/Yuma International Airport, AZ (YUM/KNYL)
Destination airport:Yuma MCAS/Yuma International Airport, AZ (YUM/KNYL)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot of the gyroplane reported that, during a touch-and-go landing to the runway, he encountered a gusting wind, causing the gyroplane to veer left to the grass. Subsequently, the gyroplane collided with the runway hold short sign, resulting in substantial damage to the fuselage. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the gyroplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during landing, which resulted in a runway excursion and collision with terrain.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: WPR24LA044
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 months
Download report: Final report




Revision history:

17-Nov-2023 07:32 gerard57 Added
17-Nov-2023 07:32 gerard57 Updated [Country]
17-Nov-2023 07:39 harro Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Nov-2023 16:52 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative, Plane category]
17-Nov-2023 16:53 harro Updated [Cn, Operator, Other fatalities]
30-Nov-2023 11:56 Captain Adam Updated [Time, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative, Category, Accident report]
11-Feb-2024 11:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Feb-2024 11:26 ASN Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]

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