Preliminary Accident Reports

August 2009 Issue

June 25, 2009, Woodbine, N.J., Pitts S-2B

The airplane was substantially damaged during a forced landing at 1815 Eastern time; the private pilot received serious injuries. Visual conditions prevailed. The accident airplane and another airplane (an Extra 300L) were a flight of two flying to an aerobatic competition in Wildwood, N.J. The Extra 300L pilot and the Pitts pilot met near Stow, Mass., at 3000 feet, in "loose formation" for the flight to Wildwood. When approximately 40 miles north of Wildwood, the two aircraft initiated a descent from 8500 to 3000 feet.

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