Veteran airshow pilot and aerobatics instructor Patty Wagstaff was slightly injured when the V-tail Bonanza she was flying departed the runway and flipped on Wednesday at Northeast Florida Airport in St. Augustine Florida. Wagstaff tweeted that the aircraft suffered a mechanical problem but that she and her passenger, an instructor at her flight school, were “doing fine.”
The aircraft ended up in a marshy area off the runway and video from the scene shows the main gear down. It was Wagstaff’s 68th birthday on Wednesday. The mishap occurred in the late afternoon.