Preliminary Accident Reports

April 2011 Issue

February 13, 2011, Dawsonville, Ga., Lancair 320 Experimental

The airplane was substantially damaged at about 1100 Eastern time after a loss of engine power and forced landing. The commercial pilot and the private pilot-rated passenger were not injured. Visual conditions prevailed. Subsequently, the pilot/owner gave a comprehensive account of the preflight planning, preflight inspection, takeoff and flight to an area north of his departure airport with no anomalies noted. Once established in an area clear of traffic, the pilot allowed his passenger to do some maneuvering and become accustomed to the airplane, as it was his first flight in a Lancair.

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