Preliminary Accident Reports

July 2010 Issue

May 1, 2010, Lakeland, Fla., Interstate S1A

At about 1852 Eastern time, the airplane collided with terrain and was substantially damaged. The sport pilot sustained serious injuries. Visual conditions prevailed. According to a witness, the airplane climbed to approximately 500 feet after takeoff. As the airplane was turning to the left, its nose "dived," and the airplane descended rapidly.

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