Thursday, January 25, 2018

FoxDominator, N412MF, FoxFly Inc: Accident occurred January 25, 2018 in Indiantown, Martin County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Miami, Florida

Experimental gyrocopter crashed in a field under unknown circumstances.


FoxFly Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N412MF


Date: 25-JAN-18
Time: 20:15:00Z
Regis#: N412MF
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL GYROCOPTER
Aircraft Model: FOXDOMINATOR
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: INDIANTOWN
State: FLORIDA










MAN INJURED IN GYROCOPTER CRASH

One person has been airlifted to a local hospital after the gyrocopter he was piloting crashed near the end of the runway at the Indiantown Airport. It happened around 2:47pm. Investigators are still on the scene. The pilot’s name has not been released.

Martin County Sheriff's Office

MARTIN COUNTY — A man was flown to a trauma center after crashing a gyrocopter near the Indiantown Airport, according to Sheriff's Office and Fire Rescue officials. 

The man, who has not been identified, was the only person aboard the small aircraft when it crashed off Southwest Citrus Boulevard, Martin County Fire Rescue Bureau Chief Chris Stabile said.

The small helicopter-like vehicle crashed about 2:50 p.m. near the runway of the airport, according to a Sheriff's Office Facebook post. 

Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Christine Christophek said it appeared that the man tried to take off, only made it a few feet off the ground, and crashed on the embankment.

About 15 minutes later, the pilot was flown to a local trauma center, Stabile said. He was unconscious but breathing, and suffered many cuts and abrasions, Christophek said. 

Christophek added that it appeared that the man's injuries were not life-threatening.

The Sheriff's Office will hand over the investigation to the Federal Aviation Administration on Friday, Christophek said.

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