Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Magni Gyro M-16, N317KD, registered to Off The Ground LLC and operated by the pilot: Accident occurred January 13, 2018 in Point Venture, Travis County, Texas

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Antonio, Texas

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

Off The Ground LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N317KD

Location: Point Venture, TX
Accident Number: CEN18LA079
Date & Time: 01/13/2018, 1200 CST
Registration: N317KD
Aircraft: DAYTON A DABBS MAGNI M-16
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On January 13, 2018, about 1200 central standard time, an experimental amateur-built Magni M-16 gyroplane, N317KD, sustained substantial damage during a forced landing following a complete loss of engine power while maneuvering near Point Venture, Texas. The pilot was not injured. The gyroplane's tail boom, rotor mast support, landing gear, and fuselage sustained damage during the forced landing. The aircraft was registered to Off The Ground, LLC and operated by the pilot under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which was not operated on a flight plan. The flight originated from Taylor Municipal Airport (T74), Taylor, Texas at an unconfirmed time. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: DAYTON A DABBS
Registration: N317KD
Model/Series: MAGNI M-16 NO SERIES
Aircraft Category: Gyroplane
Amateur Built: Yes
Operator:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: AUS, 542 ft msl
Observation Time: 1153 CST
Distance from Accident Site: 20 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 7°C / -7°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 25000 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 8 knots, 30°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.61 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:
Destination:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
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