Sunday, March 12, 2017

Kens Wingless Wonder, N7195R: Incident occurred March 12, 2017 at Mount Airy Airport (KMWK), Surry County, North Carolina

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office: Greensboro 

Gyroplane on takeoff crashed onto the runway.

Date: 12-MAR-17
Time: 17:58:00Z
Regis#: N7195R
Aircraft Make: GYROPLANE
Aircraft Model: WONDER
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)

Surry County —  Just before 2 p.m. Sunday, officials say, a call came in about a gyroplane crashing at Mt. Airy Airport.

The crash happened about 30 yards off the runway.

The pilot was the only person on board and he was taken to Baptist Hospital.

Officials are not releasing his name yet, but do know that he is 65 years old.

Airport officials are on the scene right now and have reported the incident to the Federal Aviation Administration.


 MOUNT AIRY, N.C. - A gyroplane crashed at Mt. Airy Airport Sunday afternoon, according to the Surry County EMS director. 

John Shelton, Director of Surry County EMS, says the gyroplane crashed while the pilot attempted to land. He crashed about 30 yards off of the runway.

According to an airport employee who witnessed the crash, the pilot climbed out of the gyroplane. Shelton says he was taken to the hospital for evaluation. 

The FAA is currently investigating the crash. 


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