Front Seat Pilot Recently Purchased The Airplane And Asked The Rear Seat Pilot To Teach Him How To Fly (It)

Location: Warrensburg, MO Accident Number: CEN22LA001
Date & Time: October 3, 2021, 10:00 Local Registration: UNREG
Aircraft: Tandem Air-Bike Injuries: 2 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation – Instructional

On October 3, 2021, at 1000 central daylight time, a Tandem Air-Bike, unregistered, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Warrensburg, Missouri. Both pilots were fatally injured.

The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight.

The front seat pilot recently purchased the airplane and asked the rear seat pilot to teach him how to fly the airplane. On the day of the accident, a witness saw the airplane turning and then saw the left wing drop.

The airplane entered a descent and impacted the ground.

The witness stated there was no cessation of engine operation. Postaccident examination of the airplane revealed no mechanical anomalies that would have precluded normal airplane