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I think that a recent article in the Boston Globe deserves a response.


See the article at:




and the response from Aero news at http://www.aero-news.net


I just sent a note to the author mrosenwald@globe.com

and a copy to the editor at letter@globe.com


It wouldn't hurt for others to do the same.

I can be reached on the "other" forum http://canardaviationforum.dmt.net

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  • 2 weeks later...

I second that. Here in Tampa two unfortunate souls met their demise in an RV-6 the other day. Looks like either stall/spin on crosswind leg or a problem with the "Lycoming" (read certified) that distracted the pilot and lead to the loss of control. However, all that can be said by the media is the crash of an "expiremental", as if the type of registration was the cause of the accident. I for one will feel much safer in my rotary Long EZ than the thrity year old Cessna crap I rent on occasion.


Matt Evans

Clearwater, Florida

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Actually the article IS still available in the archives at:




Search for "plane scientist crash history" or something in the past 12 months and you'll find it. You have to pay $2.50 to see the thing, but here's an extract.....



Published on August 5, 2002. Author(s): Michael S. Rosenwald, Globe Staff


The type of home-built plane that an Idaho scientist flew to his death off Martha's Vineyard over the weekend has been involved in at least 32 other accidents since private pilots began building them in their garages in the 1980s.


Fifteen people have now died in the accidents, including John Denver and the 8-year-old son of bestselling author James Gleick, according to statistics from the National Transportation Safety Board.


Timothy L. Crawford, of Idaho Falls, was flying his....

I can be reached on the "other" forum http://canardaviationforum.dmt.net

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