Preliminary Accident Reports

October 2001 Issue

July 27, Charleston, N.Y. / Lancair 320

At about 17:33 eastern time, a Lancair 320 struck trees while maneuvering near C4C Airport. The pilot was seriously injured and says he has no recollection of the accident flight. A witness said he saw the airplane fly over the neighbor’s private airport “very low and very fast.” He buzzed the airport a second time and pulled up sharply. On the third pass, he did not pull up in time and struck trees. The owner of the airstrip was a friend of the pilot but was not expecting him to visit....

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