Preliminary Accident Reports

November 2000 Issue

Aug. 27, Westminster, Calif. / Pitts S1S and Cessna 172RG

At about 18:50 Pacific time, a Pitts S1S collided in-flight with a Cessna 172RG near Westminster. The aircraft were maneuvering during a formation flight when the collision occurred. Both airplanes made successful landings at Fullerton, Calif., and neither pilot was injured. The pilots said they were flying each otherís airplane at about 1,400 feet. As the Pitts maneuvered from behind to in front of the Cessna, the Cessnaís propeller contacted its vertical stabilizer and rudder....

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