On August 21, 2000, about 0710 central daylight time, a homebuilt Christian Quicksilver, non-registered aircraft, impacted with trees just after takeoff from a private airstrip, near Booneville, Mississippi. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time, and no flight plan was filed for the 14 CFR Part 91 personal flight. The airplane was substantially damaged. The non-rated pilot and one passenger reported serious injuries. The flight was originating at the time. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The pilot stated, "...soon after takeoff [about] 15 feet the ultra light aircraft stalled on the wing causing the ultra light to go into a left turn sending it towards a small tree about 15-18 feet. The ultra light struck the top of the tree and forced us to the ground."
According to the FAA, the pilot did not have a pilot or medical certificate. The pilot had only 1 hour of flight training in all aircraft, and about 15 hours in this make and model.
This accident was originally reported as a nonregistered ultralight. The FAA later realized it was a two-seat aircraft and needed to be reported as accident.