Preliminary Accident Reports

October 2008 Issue

August 17, 2008, Show Low, Ariz., Pitts S1S Experimental

The pilot was landing to refuel. During the first attempt, he flared too high and aborted the landing. During the second landing attempt, the airplane veered to the left. The pilot added full power to go around. The airplane turned to the right, but the left wing rose and the airplane nosed down. The right and left wing tips impacted the runway as the airplane skidded down it for approximately 300 feet. The pilot had three hours of time in the airplane make/model.

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