Matt Younkin Survives Crash in Younkin Mullicoupe
Son of the late Bobby Younkin expected to recover in time for 2010 season
Matt Younkin performing at EAA AirVenture 2008 in the Twin Beech 18, the flagship of his airshow line-up
November 11, 2009 — Aerobatic Pilot Matt Younkin survived a plane crash while flying the Younkin Mullicoupe Tuesday afternoon (November 10) south of his home in Siloam Springs, Arkansas.
Longtime friend Jimmy Beckford told NWA.com that Matt Younkin walked away intact, without any life-threatening injuries. "He had a broken hand and got that fixed. Had a bump on his head, nothing came of that. They did have to stitch up a cut on his leg, but it wasn't anything life-threatening," Beckford said.
Younkin's family released the following statement through the Younkin Airshows website:
"Matt Younkin was injured while flying the Younkin Mullicoupe on Tuesday afternoon. During his flight he experienced a loss of power and was forced into an emergency landing near a model airplane field south of his home in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. Matt's injuries are non-life threatening and he is expected to make a full recovery in time for the 2010 airshow season. We would like to thank you for your thoughts and prayers at this time."
The Federal Aviation Administration continues to investigate.