The airplane was found the next day, two miles from the runway, at the edge of a small wooded area. It was lying upside-down. The wings had broken at midspan in the negative-lift direction, evidently from the impact upon the upturned tips, but they had remained attached to the fuselage, and the fuselage itself was in one piece and looked practically repairable. One would have thought the airplane had fallen inverted, except that the right landing gear leg, a spring of glass fibers and epoxy as big as your arm, was broken where it entered the fuselage, suggesting a violent impact. Possibly the airplane descended upright, bounced and then came to rest inverted. A striking feature of the wreckage, however, was the absence of longitudinal crushing. The airplane was evidently in a more or less level attitude when it struck the ground.