The report said, “The pilot stated that the airplane bounced after a hard landing and veered off the left side of the runway before he could regain control.”
It continued, “The airplane subsequently nosed-over after encountering soft terrain located alongside the runway, resulting in substantial damage …”
No specific cause of the crash was given in Thursday’s preliminary report. Winds were 10 knots (11 miles per hour) with gusts up to 16 knots (18 miles per hour). Visibility was 10 miles. Crow was quoted in the report as saying he accumulated three hours total flight time in the experimental aircraft.
The report said, “The post-accident examinations of the airplane revealed no evidence of mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation.”
Crow was the only person on-board and the only person hurt.