October 4, 2006, Tucumcari, N.M. / Extra 300/L


At 1325 Mountain time the airplane was destroyed when it impacted terrain. Visual conditions prevailed for the aerobatic performance flight. The pilot sustained fatal injuries. According to several witnesses, the pilot was exiting a loop, in a westerly direction, close to the ground. As the airplane descended and completed the loop, the wings began to shake back and forth. One witness reported that it appeared as if the airplane was rocking. The airplane impacted the ground and came to rest to the south of Runway 08/26, between the runway and the taxiway.


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