Gyrocopter rescued from Aire & Calder

Published: Thursday, 12 October 2023

A IT WAS a wet landing for a gyrocopter pilot who 'crashed' into the Aire & Calder Navigation.

GyrocopterHe had taken off from his nearby garden but quickly lost power and landed in the waterway.

Out of the machine

Though the pilot clambered out of the machine there was no idea how this could be removed at the time in late September, but it now has been.

The pilot was not injured as the water 'softened' his landing.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch has confirmed it had launched an investigation into the incident.