MIA03LA087
MIA03LA087

On March 29, 2003, about 1300 eastern standard time, a Pool Jungster 1 experimental amateurbuilt airplane, N7135, registered to and operated by a private individual, as a Title 14 CFR Part 91 personal flight, veered off the runway while landing at Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport, Fernandina Beach, Florida. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed. The private-rated pilot was not injured, and the airplane incurred substantial damage. The flight originated, the same day, about 1255.

The pilot stated that the accident airplane is a single seat airplane, the only one of its kind so instruction was not available, and he was training to make takeoffs and landings at the time of the accident. He said it was his second flight in the airplane, and while attempting to make a landing on runway 22 with a crosswind from the left, his left wing dipped, and the airplane veered left. As the airplane veered, the left wing contacted the runway, and while attempting to recover the undercarriage hit a runway light. He said the impact with the runway light caused the airplane to nose down, and it came to rest on its left wing and nose. Prior to the accident there had been no failure or malfunction to the airplane or any of its systems.

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