Saturday, September 16, 2017

Unregistered gyrocopter: Fatal accident occurred September 16, 2017 in Palmdale, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Riverside, California

Unregistered gyrocopter crashed under unknown circumstances. The one (1) soul on board was fatally injured.

Date: 16-SEP-17
Time: 15:30:00Z
Regis#: UNREG
Aircraft Make: GYROCOPTER
Aircraft Model: GYROCOPTER
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: FATAL
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)

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Yuri Ulloa (Right) died in a gyrocopter crash near Adelanto.

El MIRAGE- Calif. ( The man who died in a crash early Saturday morning has been identified as Yuri Ulloa, a Professor in the Auto Body department at Riverside City College.

The crash happened sometime before 8:50 a.m. on September 16, when the single-engine, single occupant aircraft crashed at the El Mirage Dry Lake Bed, west of Adelanto.

Ulloa was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency personnel and the surrounding area was closed off while the Sheriff’s Department and the NTSB conducted an investigation to determine why the gyroplane – a small aircraft that resembles a helicopter – went down.

Original article can be found here ➤

ADELANTO, Calif. ( A man was killed in an early morning gyrocopter crash in the El Mirage Dry Lake Off-Highway Recreation Area, west of Adelanto.

At 8:51 a.m. Saturday,  deputies from the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to the dry lake bed following the report of a possible plane down.

“Upon arrival, deputies and fire department personnel located a Gyrocopter, single engine, single occupant aircraft had crashed at the location,” San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Spokeswoman Jodi Miller stated.

The adult male occupant was pronounced deceased at the scene. His name is being withheld pending positive identification and notification of next of kin.

The Sheriff’s helicopter responded and are currently conducting the investigation along with the National Transportation Safety Board.

Original article can be found here ➤

A man was killed in a plane crash Saturday morning on El Mirage Lake, a dry lake bed located in Victor Valley. 

Deputies and fire officials discovered a Gyrocopter, a single engine, experimental aircraft at the scene, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department's Victor Valley station. 

A man died at the scene and has not yet been identified.

Original article can be found here ➤

ADELANTO ( – A man died Saturday morning in a gyrocopter crash near the San Bernardino County community of Adelanto.

The single-engine gyrocopter carrying only the pilot crashed sometime before 8:50 a.m. in the dry lake bed of El Mirage Lake.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s County Sheriff’s Department, deputies and firefighters responded to find the victim dead.

The National Transportation Safety Board and SBSD is investigating the cause of the crash. The pilot’s name was not released.

Original article can be found here ➤

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