Oct. 18, Quemado, N.M. / Vari-Eze


At approximately 10:10 MDT, a homebuilt Vari-Eze nosed over during a forced landing 20 miles southwest of Quemado. The pilot was killed. The pilot reportedly had just purchased the aircraft in California and was ferrying it to McKinney, Texas. At 10:01, the pilot contacted Albuquerque Center and said he was level at 13,500 feet and experiencing a rough running engine. The pilot requested vectors to the closest airport. He was provided a discreet transponder code, but was never identified on radar.


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