NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.
The pilot reported that, during the takeoff roll, the experimental tailwheel-equipped airplane’s left wing dropped. The pilot corrected with right aileron input and back pressure on the control yoke. However, the airplane veered off the runway, bounced, and then impacted the runway in a right-wing-low attitude. Subsequently, the airplane nosed over.
Postaccident examination of the airplane revealed that the weld that connects the left main landing gear and the axle had failed.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing and empennage.