Preliminary Accident Reports

January 2009 Issue

November 14, 2008, Fairbanks, Alaska, Cessna 152/Cessna 182R

The two airplanes collided in midair at 1533 Alaska time a half mile from the runway. The 152 received minor damage while the 182R, operating as a Civil Air Patrol positioning flight, sustained substantial damage. None of the occupants aboard either airplane was injured. Visual conditions prevailed. The 182R had been cleared to land and was established on a long final approach. The 152 was on a right downwind for the same runway and was number two for landing. The 152ís pilot was told to extend his downwind pattern and execute a right 360-degree turn for spacing.

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