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N6592H accident description

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Crash location 38.315278°N, 76.550000°W
Nearest city Leonardtown, MD
38.291238°N, 76.635794°W
4.9 miles away
Tail number N6592H
Accident date 27 Jan 2008
Aircraft type James Dayton Pit Bull JD-3
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot stated he was "crow hopping" down the runway in the amateur-built Pit Bull JD-3 gyrocopter, practicing landing and taking off. During one of the landings, he did not control the rate of descent, and the gyrocopter "settled" hard on the runway. During the impact, the left main landing gear collapsed and the gyrocopter rolled onto its left side, substantially damaging the fuselage. The pilot reported no mechanical anomalies with the gyrocopter. Additionally, he reported 2 hours of flight experience in a similar gyrocopter, 8 months prior to the accident. The pilot did not hold a rotorcraft-gyroplane rating.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's improper flare during the landing.

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