Preliminary Accident Reports

September 2007 Issue

July 15, 2007, Camarillo, Calif., North American F-51D

The airplane was substantially damaged when it impacted terrain following a loss of control during a go-around at 0805 Pacific time. The Private pilot, the sole occupant, received fatal injuries. Visual conditions prevailed. The airplane, with the Private pilot and a Flight Instructor aboard, flew the pattern and made a full-stop landing. The Flight Instructor exited the airplane after informing the tower the pilot would be performing his first solo flight in the airplane.

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