Preliminary Accident Reports

June 2010 Issue

April 16, 2010, North Las Vegas, Nev., Cozy Mark IV Experimental

At about 1100 Pacific time, the airplane collided with terrain, causing substantial damage. The commercial pilot sustained serious injuries to his back. Visual conditions prevailed. The pilot was performing stall maneuvers to determine if the airplane’s canard met specifications. He had tufted the canard to observe its aerodynamic characteristics.

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