May 2, 2010, Haysville, Kan., CGS Hawk


At about 1713 Central time, the ultralight aircraft was substantially damaged on impacting terrain. The private pilot was fatally injured. Visual conditions prevailed.

One witness estimated the aircraft reached 300 to 400 feet above the ground after taking off. The witness heard the engine power decrease, while the aircraft pitch increased as the altitude remained about the same. He observed the aircraft turn to the north and then it “tip-stalled” and spun into the ground. He heard the engine power increase as the aircraft spun.


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