On September 4, 1994, at 1905 eastern daylight time, a Quickie 2, N4327V, owned and operated by Mr. Donald E. Kovol, of Stow, Ohio, made a hard landing at the Akron-Fulton County Airport, Akron, Ohio. The airplane received substantial damage and the pilot was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan had been filed for the flight operated under 14 CFR Part 91. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
In a telephone interview, the pilot reported this was the initial test flight of the airplane. The plan was to become airborne, and then touchdown on the runway after 5 to 10 seconds of flight. The airplane became airborne on runway 25 without incident, however, when he retarded the power to land, the airplane settled faster than he expected. In the NTSB Accident Report, the pilot said, "... Too slow for landing - dropped onto runway from approx 8 feet altitude." The right canard/landing gear was fractured, and the propeller contacted the runway. The airplane stopped on the runway. The pilot reported the winds as 4 knots and straight down the runway.
In the NTSB Accident Report From, the private pilot reported his total time as 96 hours with no time in the Quickie 2. He had 6 hours in the preceding 90 days, all in a Cessna 172. He had ground taxied the airplane for 14 hours.