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 


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