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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 147158
Last updated: 15 December 2017
This record is based on the official accident investigation report. It has been locked for editing.

Date:27-JUL-2012
Time:13:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic RV4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Van's RV-4
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N122JA
C/n / msn: 2113
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Miller Field Airport - KVTN, Valentine, NE -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Jackson, MN (KMJQ)
Destination airport:Valentine, NE (KVTN)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The accident airplanes were part of a flight of four airplanes. The first airplane, an RV-4, landed and exited the runway. The second airplane, another RV-4, landed and was in the process of turning off the runway at a runway intersection. Although the third airplane, an RV-6, had been making S-turns for spacing behind the second RV-4, he did not obtain proper separation and landed and collided with it. The fourth airplane, an RV-4, abandoned the approach, went around, and then landed uneventfully. The RV-6 pilot said he expected that the pilot of the second RV-4 would roll out to the end of the runway.
Probable Cause: The RV-6 pilot's failure to monitor the location of the RV-4, resulting in the on-ground collision. Contributing to the accident was the RV-6 pilot not ensuring proper separation from the RV-4 and his expectation that the pilot of RV-4 would roll out to the end of the runway.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20120727X80121&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Jul-2012 15:08 Geno Added
29-Jul-2012 12:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Location, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
31-Jul-2012 08:24 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Source, Damage, Narrative]
02-Aug-2012 17:17 Geno Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 20:54 ASN Update Bot Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]