On 07.30.20 at 0642 hrs. a gyro-copter crashed on the runway at the York Airport in Jackson Township.
The gyro-copter was a single person unit. It was being flown by a 58 year old man who is a resident of Abbottstown, PA. The operator is a licensed pilot.
He was to be practicing takeoffs when the gyro-copter crashed. He was to be approximately six inches off the ground and was returning to the runway when for unknown reasons the aircraft unexpectedly tilted.
A blade on the propeller made contact with the ground. This contact caused the gyro-copter to roll and come to rest in a field off of the runway.
The pilot was taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The FAA was notified of an experimental aircraft crash.