Preliminary Accident Reports

November 2009 Issue

September 5, 2009, Louisa, Va., Lancair 235/Cessna 140

At about 1230 Eastern time, the airplane was substantially damaged when it was struck by a taxiing Cessna 140. The private pilot in the Lancair and the private pilot in the Cessna were not injured. Visual conditions prevailed. The Cessna’s pilot reported taxiing to Runway 27, and following the Lancair in front of her at "a safe distance" while conducting "proper turns." As she taxied up to the runway hold-short line, she lost sight of the Lancair, and then felt her airplane’s propeller "strike something."

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