On March 28, 1993, at 1400 central standard time, a Manville Avid Flyer, N714J, sustained substantial damage when it crashed during takeoff from the Lincoln Municipal Airport, Lincoln, Missouri. The private pilot, who was the sole occupant of the airplane, was not injured. No flight plan was filed for the personal flight, and visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The flight originated at Nevada, Missouri, with an intended destination of Mexico, Missouri. En route, the pilot observed very little fuel in the right wing, and that the left wing was full. This was more fuel in the left wing than the pilot said he had started with. The pilot attempted a precautionary landing at the Lincoln Municipal Airport to investigate the fuel imbalance. He stated he could not raise the left wing to stop base-to-final turn, and made a 360 degree turn, landing in a field adjacent to the airport. After inspecting the airplane, the pilot attempted to takeoff. He stated, "...shortly after leaving ground effect the left wing dropped and I began a hard left turn." The airplane struck the ground in a left turn.