Preliminary Accident Reports

April 2007 Issue

February 3, 2007, Palos Verdes, Calif., Waco UPF-7/Boeing A75N1(PT17)

The two airplanes collided in midair at about 1500 Pacific time, during an attempted formation flight of three airplanes. The Airline Transport pilot and sole occupant of the Waco sustained minor injuries, while the Private pilot and sole occupant of the Boeing was not injured. The Waco sustained substantial damage and the Boeing sustained minor damage. Visual conditions prevailed. According to interviews conducted by the NTSB, the Boeing was in a left echelon formation trailing another airplane when the Waco attempted to move into the left echelon position where the Boeing was already positioned.

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