February 10, Homestead, Fla. / Rans S-12


At 10:09 eastern time, an amateur-built Rans S-12 crashed while attempting to takeoff from a plowed farm field in Homestead. The pilot sustained serious injuries and the passenger was not injured. The passenger, the pilots wife, said they had originally taken off from Homestead Regional Dade County Airport and shortly after takeoff, the airplane lost power and the pilot landed in the plowed field. The pilot examined the engine and felt that he could take off. During the takeoff, the engine again lost power and the airplane crashed nose down in the field.


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