Spoke to an eye witness pilot who said it looked like he was doing some stalls when the power came on resulting in a spin that was not recoverable despite all the pilots efforts; he then deployed his ballistic parachute. Very minor damage to the aircraft and the pilot is OK.
Last Edit: Aug 30, 2009 22:13:37 GMT 12 by Simonjg
Post by Dave Homewood on Aug 30, 2009 11:53:01 GMT 12
Thanks Simon, it's good to hear that the pilot is OK and the aircraft isn't too badly off. Sounds like that ballistic parachute was well worth installing. Was it Richard flying it? BEst of luck for getting it back into the air soon.