110 W. New York Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720
posted Feb 12, 2013 - 5:59:56pm
On February 12, 2013 around 3:15 p.m. an experimental aircraft, a Star Duster SA300 Bi-Plane, was landing at the DeLand Municipal Airport.
Upon landing, control of the airplane was apparently lost and it slid off the runway. The pilot, Laurence A. Lapointe, 77, out of Maine wasn’t injured. He said he experienced a steering problem once on the ground. There were no passengers.
The plane was damaged but remained upright. The extent of the damage and actual cause has not yet been determined.
The Airplane is being removed from the scene and the investigation has been turned over to the National Transportation and Safety Board (NTSB).
There is no additional information.
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