Aircraft: Hummel Bird. Injuries: 1 Fatal. Location: DeFuniak Springs, Fla. Aircraft damage: Destroyed.
What reportedly happened: A review of the pilot’s logbook indicated that he had accumulated only 4.4 flight hours in the two years preceding the accident flight, with only 0.3 hour in the accident airplane.
According to witnesses at the airport, the airplane took off and began porpoising. When it was about 300 feet AGL, it pitched up to a nose-high attitude and rolled to the right, stalled and crashed.