Preliminary Accident Reports

June 2008 Issue

April 23, 2008, Mesa, Ariz., Lancair IV-P Experimental

The airplane experienced a loss of control during takeoff at about 0709 Mountain time MST and impacted an orange grove. The commercial pilot and flight instructor, the private pilot and one passenger aboard were killed; the airplane was destroyed by impact forces and post-crash fire. Visual conditions prevailed.

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