Martin Schanke crashes at “our” tow airfield.

Martin Schanke (61), 5 times European Champion in Rally Cross (last time in the early 90ies or so), crashed his autogiro/gyrocopter during take off at the airfield at Trøgstad today. This is the same air field we use for towing hang gliders. The reason for the crash seems to be a gust of tailwind while taking off. Autogiro flying is currently a test project in Norway.
Read more about this at VG.no (text in Norwegain).
This is not his first hard encounter with mother earth. In 2000 he crashed his helicopter during landing.

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