NTSB Identification: WPR13FA074
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, December 23, 2012 in Wellton, AZ
Aircraft: CHARLAND VORTEX, registration: N618TC
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.


On December 23, 2012, about 1427 mountain standard time, a Charland Vortex, gyrocopter, N618TC, sustained substantial damage when it impacted terrain near a private airport near Wellton, Arizona. The gyrocopter was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. The private pilot, who was the sole occupant of the gyrocopter, was fatally injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the local personal flight that departed the private airport about 1400.

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