Preliminary Accident Reports

October 2006 Issue

August 11, 2006, Palmetto, Fla./American Champion 7EC

At about 2000 Eastern time, the aircraft crashed while the pilot was maneuvering following takeoff. Visual conditions prevailed; the Airline Transport pilot received minor injuries and the airplane incurred substantial damage. The pilot stated that he took off from Runway 7, performed a climbing right turn to make a 45-degree heading change to the right and, upon reaching 200 feet altitude, initiated a descending left turn to 225 degrees, in an effort to reverse course and…

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