Preliminary Accident Reports

July 2015 Issue

NTSB Reports: July 2015

Recent general aviation and air carrier accidents.

At about 1225 Central time, the gyrocopter was destroyed when it collided with power lines while maneuvering. The solo private pilot sustained serious injuries. Visual conditions prevailed. The gyrocopter had impacted 30-foot-high power lines, breaking two of them. The pilot's headgear showed thermal damage to the faceshield and soot was evident inside of the shield and around the face relief of the helmet, consistent with electrical arcing. The engine appeared to be mostly intact and fuel was present.

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