An experimental aircraft crashed off the coast yesterday near the San Onofre nuclear power plant. KNBC-4 said it was a type “known for in-flight break-ups”. This site says “the plane is believed to be a B-10 model”. The news showed a pair of sewpt wings (as a unit) floating just below the surface of the ocean.
The only experimental I can think of that’s “known” to have a problem with in-flight break-ups is the Bede BD-10, a supersonic homebuilt that suffered from flutter problems. BD-10 sounds like B-10. But I didn’t think any of them were actually sold.
Does anyone know what the airplane that crashed yesterday actually was?