NTSB Identification: BFO92LA079.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 47751.
Accident occurred Wednesday, May 27, 1992 in MIDDLETOWN, DE
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/30/1993
Aircraft: RICHARD N. BURNS KR-2, registration: N183RB
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PILOT STATED THAT HE CONDUCTED HIGH SPEED TAXI TESTS IN HIS NEWLY BUILT KIT PLANE AND THEN ATTEMPTED THE FIRST TAKEOFF OF THE AIRCRAFT. ACCORDING TO THE PILOT, HE APPLIED TOO MUCH BACK PRESSURE DURING LIFT OFF AND THE AIRCRAFT PITCHED UP. HE THEN PUSHED THE NOSE BACK DOWN, AT WHICH TIME THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK THE RUNWAY, CARTWHEELED, AND SLID TO A STOP OFF THE SIDE OF THE RUNWAY. THE PILOT DID NOT REPORT ANY MECHANCAL MALFUNCTIONS.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

THE PILOT'S LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH THE AIRCRAFT AND HIS INADEQUATE HANDLING OF THE AIRCRAFT.

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