MIA96LA021
MIA96LA021

On November 11, 1995, about 1603 eastern standard time, N39339, an amateur built Starduster II SA-300 crashed at the Ormond Beach Municipal Airport, Ormond Beach, Florida while on a 14 CFR Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and no flight plan was filed for the local flight. The airplane was substantially damaged, the pilot received minor injuries and the passenger was seriously injured. The flight was originating at the time of the accident.

Witnesses observed the airplane take off, bank left, appear to stall and pitch nose down and crash. The pilot stated that shortly after takeoff the airplane began to yaw to the left and lose altitude, then collide with the ground.

A postcrash examination of the airplane by an FAA inspector revealed no preimpact malfuntion of the flight controls.

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