April 14, 2009, Arlington, Texas, Vans RV-6A Experimental


The airplane was substantially damaged at approximately 1915 Central time during a forced landing following a loss of engine power shortly after takeoff. During the forced landing, the airplanes nosewheel dug into the ground and the airplane “nosed over,” coming to rest in the inverted position. The solo pilot received minor injuries. Visual conditions prevailed.

During the post-crash investigation, the magnetos P-leads were disconnected and the engine rotated by hand. No spark was observed at the ignition leads. The magnetos were removed for further examination.


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