February 14, East Moriches, N.Y. / Classic IV


At 1330 eastern time, an amateur-built Classic IV crashed during landing at Lufker Airport. The pilot suffered minor injuries. The pilot said he was practicing high-speed taxi runs when the airplane inadvertently became airborne. He continued the takeoff, remained in the pattern and set up for a landing. The airplane bounced and the pilot added a bit of power. The airplane then became airborne again, banked to the left and crashed. The pilot said it was his first flight in this type of airplane.


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