January 27, Clarksville, Va. / Jodel F-12


At about 14:00 eastern time, a homebuilt Jodel F-12 crashed on approach to Marks Municipal Airport, killing the pilot. The airplane had been involved in an accident in 1991 and had finally been repaired. The FAA required 10 hours of local flight to assure it was airworthy. The pilot was flying the airplane to see if he would agree to fly off the 10 hours of restricted flight. The 3,900-hour pilot did not have any experience in make and model. Witnesses said the engine failed as the airplane was returning to the airport.


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