Preliminary Accident Reports

May 2001 Issue

February 09, Leesburg, Fla. / Super Decathlon and Extra 300L

At about 09:15 eastern time, an American Champion 8KCAB and a Flugzeugbau GMBH Extra 300 collided while landing at Leesburg Municipal Airport. The pilot of the Decathlon suffered minor injuries and the pilot and flight instructor in the Extra were not injured. The Extra was in the traffic pattern conducting new purchaser familiarization and the Decathlon was landing from a straight-in approach to runway 13 when the Extraís propeller and wing leading edge collided with the Decathlonís empennage during the flare and rollout....

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