Preliminary Accident Reports

February 2011 Issue

December 23, 2010, Glendale, Ariz., Kitfox 4 Experimental

At about 1421 Mountain time, the airplane was substantially damaged when it impacted terrain shortly after takeoff. The private pilot/owner received serious injuries. Visual conditions prevailed. According to witnesses, the airplane’s initial climb "didn’t look right." They reported the airplane climbed to about 250 feet agl and appeared to "crab to the left." The right wing dropped and the airplane descended to the ground.

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