Saturday, October 10, 2020

American Autogyro SparrowHawk II, N40380: Incident occurred October 07, 2020 in North Myrtle Beach, Horry County, South Carolina


Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Columbia, South Carolina 

Flying along the beach line, lost power and received a strong tailwind. Gyroplane landed on its side. 


Date: 07-OCT-20
Time: 23:02:00Z
Regis#: N40380
Aircraft Make: AMERICAN AUTOGYRO
Aircraft Model: SPARROWHAWK 2
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: NORTH MYRTLE BEACH
State: SOUTH CAROLINA



HORRY COUNTY, South Carolina – Horry County Fire Rescue crews responded by boat and by land to a downed helicopter on Waties Island near North Myrtle Beach.

HCFR spokesperson Tony Casey said crews were dispatched around 6 p.m. Wednesday to a gyroplane that crashed on the beach.

Casey added that there was one person onboard and was not hurt in the crash.

The gyroplane will be removed from the beach before an investigation into what caused it to crash down gets underway.

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