September 8, 2012, Viola, Idaho, DA-4-550 Super Buccaneer Experimental


At about 1800 Mountain time, the airplane stalled and impacted the ground while maneuvering. The solo private pilot was fatally injured. The airplane sustained substantial damage in the post-impact fire. Visual conditions prevailed.

The pilot was overflying the area and dropping leaflets during a Republican fund-raising picnic at a private residence. Witnesses reported the airplane making a tight turn, stalling and spinning to the ground; the engine sounded “strong.”


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