This January 2010 accident report is provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, it is intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others.
Aircraft: RV-2. Injuries: 2 Fatal. Location: Picayune, Miss. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: According to a witness, the pilot was preparing the RV-4 for a test flight after replacing a ground wire in the avionics. The pilot and passenger boarded the airplane, the engine started, and they made a normal departure to the north.