Preliminary Accident Reports

July 2010 Issue

May 9, 2010, Pine Bluff, Ark., Cozy Experimental

The airplane was substantially damaged at 1545 Central time during an off-airport forced landing. The solo pilot sustained minor injuries and five persons on the ground sustained minor injuries. Visual conditions prevailed. The airplane was in cruise flight at 4500 feet msl when the right side cockpit canopy suddenly opened and remained open at approximately a 90-degree-up position.

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