April 27, Henderson, Ky. / Quickie Q-200


At 1330 eastern time, an amateur-built Quickie Q-200 crashed while the pilot was attempting the airplanes first flight. The pilot was killed. The pilot had performed several hours of high-speed taxi runs with the accident airplane before the day of the accident. The accident flight was the first flight. Witnesses said the airplane departed from the 5,504-foot runway, climbed to about 30 feet and began to porpoise. It descended to the runway, bounced back into the air, touched down hard again, then veered off the runway, rolled inverted and burst into flame.


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