This August 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-6A. Injuries: 1 Fatal. Location: Nampa, Idaho. Aircraft damage: Destroyed.
What reportedly happened: The pilot was performing a series of high-speed taxi test runs and planned to complete his first flight in the recently completed homebuilt later in the day. During the first test run, the nose wheel began to shimmy. [Read more...]