October 14, 2010, Burlington, Wash., BD-5B Experimental


The airplane impacted the approach end of the runway at 1140 Pacific time and was substantially damaged. The commercial pilot sustained serious injuries. Visual conditions prevailed.

A witness watched the airplane turn from the base leg to final. The airplane was descending and changed from a nose-down attitude to nose-up attitude. The airplane then stalled and impacted the ground. Its engine sound did not change prior to ground impact.


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