NTSB Identification: CHI96LA037.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, November 22, 1995 in BELLEVILLE, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/11/1996
Aircraft: KRUGLER SONERAI II, registration: N36AL
Injuries: 1 Fatal.
NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
It was the maiden flight for this modified experimental airplane after 12-13 years of construction. Witnesses reported that shortly after the airplane lifted off the runway it was out of control. They also said it appeared to be a weight and balance problem. The airplanes CG was calculated to be 7.4 inches aft of the leading edge of the wing. The CG range for this airplane is 8 to 16 inches aft of the leading edge.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: a loss of aircraft control due to the owner/builder's improper loading of the aircraft. Full narrative available
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