Patty Wagstaff’s Bonanza Flips At St. Augustine

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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.

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  1. I really like the way AVweb reports on accidents – all the basic information that pilots want to know (as much as is known) without any second-guessing of what happened. If only regular reporters could be so concise; but I suspect they are paid by the number of words, or column-inches used in their writing.