Preliminary Accident Reports

October 2001 Issue

July 11, Kissimmee, Fla. / Lancair IV

At about 16:30 eastern time, a homebuilt Lancair IV crashed and burned shortly after takeoff from Kissimmee Municipal Airport, killing the pilot. A witness saw the airplane about a mile south of runway 24. He heard the engine “sputter” and saw the airplane turn back toward the airport. The airplane banked about 90 degrees and crashed nose low....

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