Two hurt as 'gyrocopter' crashes near Stockholm
TT/Peter Vinthagen Simpson · 23 Aug 2008, 13:41
Published: 23 Aug 2008 13:41 GMT+02:00
"Both were conscious and capable of speech when we arrived at the scene. One was adjudged to have more serious injuries, but neither of them have life-threatening injuries," said Wiksten.
According to Stefan Johansson at the ARCC air rescue service in Gothenburg, the cause of the accident is as yet unclear. But the gyrocopter - a small experimental aircraft - is reported to have flown into a tree and crashed landed.
"It is some sort of experimental home-made construction."
"The gyrocopter is classified as an aircraft. Instead of wings it has a rotor that generates air and there is a propeller at the rear which gives it forward motion. It resembles a helicopter when airborne, but a helicopter gets its forward motion from the main rotor," said Johansson.