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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 194855
Last updated: 9 September 2019
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Type:Stolp SA-750 Acroduster Too
Registration: N28KT
C/n / msn: 0028
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Van-Aire Estates Airport (CO12), Brighton, CO -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Centennial, CO (KAPA)
Destination airport:Brighton, CO (CO12)
Investigating agency: NTSB
During a local fly-in event, a radio controlled airplane collided with a bi-plane while the bi-plane was performing a go-around. The radio controlled airplane was performing a hover maneuver just prior to the collision and initiated an escape maneuver which placed the radio controlled airplane right into the flight path of the bi-plane. The bi-plane sustained substantial damage, but was able to land without further incident. The radio controlled airplane was destroyed. Prior to the event, the event coordinator briefed the participants that they were to operate their radio controlled airplanes to the east of the runway, and not directly in the runway environment. While the event coordinator was monitoring the radio for traffic, it was not clearly communicated who, if anyone, was providing spotter duties for the radio controlled airplane operator prior to the collision.
Probable Cause: The radio-controlled airplane operatorís decision to maneuver his airplane outside of the designated operating area, resulting in a collision with a bi-plane. Contributing to the accident was the lack of a formally designated spotter.



Revision history:

16-Apr-2017 20:15 harro Added
26-Nov-2017 18:06 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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