Nowra gyrocopter crash: weather a factor

The weather could have been a factor in Sunday’s fatal gyrocopter crash near Nowra, Australian Sports Rotorcraft Association investigators have indicated.

A 66-year-old male pilot died when the gyrocopter crashed into a field at Brundee at about 10am.

He was the sole occupant of the craft.

On Monday ASRA representatives collected data from the site which they will hand over to police and the Civil Aviation Safety Authority.

ASRA incidents investigator Alan Wardill said the weather had been fine up until the crash, however strong gusts of wind had been predicted for the region.

“We’ve completed on site investigations, gathered data, and will put it into a report for the police,” Mr Wardill said.

“We know weather was relatively fine, there was no rain with very little if any significant cloud and good visibility.

“We know gusty winds were forecast and expected in the area so there’s that information we will be taking into account during the analysis.’’

Police have not yet released the name of the pilot.

Nowra gyrocopter crash: investigators probe wreckage

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