On August 16, 1993, at 1815 central daylight time, a Cessna 140, N2673N, was substantially damaged upon impact with the ground following a loss of control during takeoff from the Morehouse Memorial Airport, near Bastrop, Louisiana. The commercial pilot, sole occupant of the airplane, was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed throughout the area for the personal flight. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
According to the pilot, he had accumulated seven and a half hours on the airplane since he purchased it two weeks prior to the accident. He added that he planned to stay in the traffic pattern to practice cross wind landings. The pilot stated that during the first landing, after executing a wheel landing on Runway 18, he "pushed in the throttle to takeoff again and the plane jumped up and turned approximately 90 degrees towards the left side of the runway and began skipping sideways". The right main landing gear separated from airframe and the right wing impacted the ground. Winds were from 070 degrees at 8 knots.
The wreckage was released to the owner at the accident site.