CHI08CA004
CHI08CA004

The airplane was substantially damaged on impact with a lake during a glassy water landing. The pilot was performing a second flight test of the airplane when, upon landing touchdown, the airplane nosed over. The airplane damage included delamination of hull. The pilot sustained serious injuries, which included a broken right ankle and facial fractures. The airplane was not equipped with an optional shoulder harness restraint system. The pilot did not hold an AP4 logbook endorsement allowing him to pilot float equipped aircraft.

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