Preliminary Accident Reports

May 2011 Issue

March 4, 2011, Myrtle Creek, Ore., Kitfox Classic IV

The airplane sustained substantial damage when it impacted terrain at about 1317 Pacific time. The solo private pilot was seriously injured. Visual conditions prevailed. The pilot later reported delaying his takeoff until the windsock indicated favorable winds. The pilot stated the initial climb appeared to be normal until about 200 to 300 feet agl when the airplane suddenly began to lose altitude.

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