Preliminary Accident Reports

July 2010 Issue

May 6, 2010, Prague, Okla., Vans RV-8 Experimental

The airplane sustained substantial damage at about 1000 Central time during a forced landing following the loss of a propeller blade while in cruise flight. The solo private pilot received minor injuries. Visual conditions prevailed. In an interview, the pilot reported departing the local airport and was in cruise flight when a blade from the three-blade wooden propeller separated from the airplane.

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