Preliminary Accident Reports

October 1999 Issue

July 18, Buena Vista, Colo. / Long EZ

At approximately 15:45 MDT, a Long EZ landed hard at Buena Vista, seriously injuring the pilot. The pilot apparently was making his first solo flight in the Long EZ. The pilot said he “overcontrolled” the takeoff. The airplane climbed about 10 feet, then landed hard and bounced on the runway. It then touched down in dirt and nosed over....

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