Tuesday, November 03, 2020

AutoGyro MTOSport, N455WM: Fatal accident occurred November 03, 2020 in Butler County, Kansas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Wichita, Kansas 

AutoGyro MTOSport crashed under unknown circumstances. 

Date: 03-NOV-20
Time: 19:40:00Z
Regis#: N455WM
Aircraft Make: AUTO GYRO
Aircraft Model: MTO SPORT
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: FATAL
Total Fatal: 2
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board investigation may contact them by email eyewitnessreport@ntsb.gov, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email assistance@ntsb.gov. 

BUTLER COUNTY, Kansas (KWCH) - Two men died Tuesday afternoon after the AutoGyro MTOSport they were in crashed in Butler County, southwest of Potwin.

The Kansas Highway Patrol said around 1:30 pm., the AutoGyro MTOSport was flying southbound into a field at 7800 NW Tawakoni Road when it crashed into a field for unknown reasons. 

Kansas Highway Patrol said the men took off from the McMaster Gliderport (29KS) in Wichita.

The men were identified as 58-year-old Kerry Trent and 53-year-old Shannon Tucker, both of Wichita.

1 comment:

  1. The aircraft fairing is made from composites. Its 8.4 m (27.6 ft) diameter rotor has a chord of 20 cm (7.9 in). The aircraft has an empty weight of 245 kg (540 lb) and a gross weight of 450 kg (990 lb), giving a useful load of 205 kg (452 lb).[1]