Preliminary Accident Reports

August 2006 Issue

June 18, 2006, Peru, Ill. / RV-6A and RV-8 Experimentals

At 0848 Central time, the two aircraft collided while preparing to land. The RV-6A was destroyed and its pilot fatally injured; the RV-8 substantially damaged; its pilot was not injured. Visual conditions prevailed. Both airplanes were part of a four-aircraft formation preparing to land at the time of the accident. The RV-8ís pilot was the lead and reported the formation was established over the approach end of the runway when he initiated an overhead pattern. Shortly after starting his turn he felt the impact with the other airplane. He was able to maintain control and subsequently landed on runway 36. A ground-based witness reported the lead airplane executing a climbing left turn away fro...

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