Final Report: Accident involving a Ela Aviacion SL, ELA 07S. EI-FSR, at Spanish Point airfield Co, Clare 18 March 2022, Report 2022-012



During take-off from Runway 24 at Spanish Point Airfield (EISP), Co Clare, the tandem seat gyroplane, with one pilot and one passenger on board, encountered a gust of wind from the south-east which caused the gyroplane to depart from the runway centre line. The Pilot was unable to prevent the gyroplane from veering towards a boundary fence to the right of the runway where the main rotor struck a fence post. The gyroplane eventually came to rest on its left side and facing in the opposite direction to the departure runway. The Pilot was seriously injured in the accident. The gyroplane sustained substantial damage. There was no fire.

Occurrence Date: March 18, 2022
Report Date: December 30, 2022
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