NTSB Identification: MKC84LA138.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24333.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 05, 1984 in KANSAS CITY, KS
Aircraft: SONERIA II, registration: N1355K
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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 PLT OF THE HOME BUILT ACFT WAS PRACTICING TOUCH-&-GO LANDINGS. WHILE CLIMBING OUT AFTER THE 5TH LANDING, THE PLT'S CANOPY UNLATCHED & OPENED. THE PLT ATTEMPTED TO CLOSE THE CANOPY & NOSED THE ACFT DOWN TO MAINTAIN A SAFE AIRSPEED. WHILE TRYING TO CLOSE THE CANOPY, THE ACFT DESCENDED & STRUCK THE RWY HARD & BOUNCED BACK IN THE AIR. THE PLT HELD THE CANOPY PARTLY CLOSED AND CIRCLE TO LAND ON RWY 4. JUST BEFORE LANDING, HE LET GO OF THE CANOPY & REDUCED THE POWER. AN INSPECTION OF THE ACFT REVEALED THE SUPPORT TUBING FOR THE LANDING GEAR & THE TAILWHEEL SUPPORT TUBE WERE BENT. ALSO, APRX 4 INCHES HAD SHEARED FROM THE TIPS OF BOTH PROP BLADES.

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

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