Pilot Bails Out Of Doomed Aircraft
Eleven-thousand-hour pilot Lochland Jeffries called on the experience of his 1,000 successful jumps as an Air Force Pararescue member to escape without injury after he lost control of his aircraft while practicing aerobatics over Ossippee, N.H., Sunday. The single-seat biplane (type unknown) he was flying crashed in the woods, according to an initial report by The Associated Press. Lochland escaped the aircraft after losing control at about 3000 feet and rode the aircraft down to about 1,500 before bailing out. Jeffries' aircraft spun in; Jeffries, himself, touched down without a scratch. The initial report states Jeffries lost control "as he tried to roll out of a vertical loop." The FAA is investigating.