Canopy opens on takeoff

This August 2010 accident report is provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, it is intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others. Aircraft: Long EZ Injuries: None. Location: Afton, Wyo. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: The pilot performed a normal preflight inspection of his airplane, loaded baggage into the back seat and placed a canvas canopy cover on top of the baggage. He did not securely lock the canopy. Continue Reading »

===> Posted on August 26th, 2012 by Meg Godlewski. No comments. © GAN 2012.

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