Preliminary Accident Reports

February 1999 Issue

Nov. 21, Edgewater, Md. / RV-6

At 17:43 EST, a homebuilt RV-6 crashed in Beardís Creek near Lee Airport in Annapolis, Md. The pilot was killed. The flight originated at the Lantana (Fla.) Airport at 09:30 with an intended destination of Annapolis. Investigators determined that the pilotís flight plan included fuel stops in Brunswick, Ga., and Elizabethtown, N.C. In fact, the pilot purchased 21.7 gallons of fuel in Brunswick but there were no records of an additional fuel stop. Witnesses near the crash site reported hearing a low-flying plane whose engine was sputtering. Searchers found the airplane at about 03:00 the following morning. There was no external evidence of any catastrophic engine failure....

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