May 22, Pence Springs, W.V. / Acro Sport II


At about 20:15 EDT, a homebuilt Acro Sport II crashed near Pence Springs, W.V. The student pilot operating the airplane was seriously injured and his son, a passenger, was killed. A witness at the Hinton-Alderson Airport said the pilot made one takeoff and one landing before taxiing back to pickup his 15-year-old son. Witnesses who where fishing along the Greenbrier River reported that the airplane approached the accident site from the northeast and started to execute a loop. Halfway through the loop the airplane entered a spin, which continued until the airplane struck the ground.


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