Sat, Aug 06, 2011
Well-Known Homebuilder Jack Morrison Was Making The First
Flight In The Aircraft
An E-Racer experimental aircraft on its first flight nosed over
while attempting an off-airport emergency landing on July 31st,
fatally injuring the builder/pilot of the airplane. Jack Morrison,
73, was the only person on board the aircraft at the time of the
Earlier Morrison E-Racer From 2007
FAA preliminary data indicates that the accident occurred near
Aurora Municipal Airport in Sugar Grove, IL, west of Chicago.
"Aircraft on landing nosed over, the 1 person on board was fatally
injured" the report reads.
The aircraft is based on the Rutan Long-EZ design. On the Eracer
Aircraft Construction website, Morrison is hailed as "a great
pioneer and gifted builder." He was testing his latest variant of
the Eracer which he had dubbed "X-Treme."
Lt. Patrick Gengler, spokesman for the Kane County Sheriff's
Office told local media outlets that "for an unknown reason" and
crashed into a cornfield nearby."
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