VIDEO AND PHOTOS
(Monroe, WA) An experimental airplane crashed during an attempted takeoff early this evening.
According to a report on KOMOnews.com, the plane’s propeller came off during takeoff.
The 50-year-old pilot reportedly escaped uninjured.
According to the website aviationdb.com, the aircraft is registered to an owner in Duvall, WA.
Beyond90Seconds.com reported live from the scene.
Please note: In my live reporting from the scene, I speculated that this aircraft might be an “ultralight”. However—given the following definition from Wikipedia—this plane does not appear to be an ultralight.
“The governing regulation in the United States is FAR 103 Ultralight Vehicles, which specifies a powered “ultralight” as a single seat vehicle of less than 5 US gallons (19 L) fuel capacity, empty weight of less than 254 pounds (115 kg), a top speed of 55 knots (102 km/h or 64 mph), and a maximum stall speed not exceeding 24 knots (45 km/h or 27.6 mph).”
Special thanks to Daron Johnson (@SnoCo_scanner) for contributing research used in this report.