Preliminary Accident Reports

December 2000 Issue

Sept. 30, Telluride, Colo. / Sukhoi SU-26

At approximately 14:20 mountain time, a Sukhoi SU-26 crashed shortly after takeoff from Telluride Regional Airport. The pilot was killed. VMC prevailed for the aerobatic flight that was originating at the time of the accident. According to the Telluride airport manager, the airplane had departed and “popped up to near vertical.” The airplane then entered a spin and crashed....

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