This weekend our club held its twice-annual float fly, and today we witnessed a spectacular crash which I happened to get a snapshot of just as the plane hit the water. I’m not sure what kind of plane it was. Someone said it was built from a 1956 kit. The plane was big–probably 8 feet long and with a wingspan to match. The wind was blowing pretty hard, and as the plane flew overhead, we heard the awful sound of a wing spar breaking. A few seconds later, all that’s left was pieces. We recovered what was left of the plane, but the engine’s at the bottom of the lake. Pics below:

Getting ready for flight


The aftermath