Airshow Pilot Matt Younkin Hurt In Crash But Will Fly Again
Airshow pilot Matt Younkin was injured on Tuesday afternoon when the Mullicoupe he was flying crashed in a field, but he is expected to make a full recovery in time for the 2010 airshow season, according to a statement at his Web site. "During his flight he experienced a loss of power and was forced into an emergency landing," the statement reads. The airplane came down next to a model airplane field south of his home in Siloam Springs, Ark. A local TV station reported that the airplane hit shrubs and trees, and parts of the airplane were torn off. The FAA is investigating the crash.
Matt's father, Bobby, also an acclaimed airshow pilot, died in a midair during a show in Canada in 2005. Click here for a report from local TV news with pictures from the crash site.