NTSB Identification: CHI01LA282.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, August 21, 2001 in Carbondale, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/04/2001
Aircraft: Hoskins Quickie Q2, registration: N202SH
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.
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The airplane went off the right side of the runway during landing and the left canard/landing gear was broken. The amateur-built airplane utilizes a canard configuration with the two main wheels incorporated into the tips of the forward canard surface and a tail-wheel attached to the aft fuselage. A postaccident examination of the aircraft revealed that the fiberglass tail-wheel spring had fractured just forward of the tailwheel swivel assembly. The rudder cables were routed from the rudder pedals to the tail-wheel swivel assembly and two separate cables ran from the tail-wheel swivel assembly to the rudder itself. No other anomalies were found that could be associated with a preexisting condition.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The failure of the tailwheel spring. A factor was the directional control not possible by the pilot. Full narrative available
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