Preliminary Accident Reports

February 2011 Issue

December 1, 2010, Madras, Ore., Taylorcraft BC-65/Cessna 185A

At about 1130 Pacific time, the Taylorcraft’s propeller and the Cessna’s empennage came in contact with each other while both aircraft were on final approach. The flight instructor and student in the Taylorcraft were not injured, but the airplane, which was owned and operated by Berg Air, sustained substantial damage to the forward part of its fuselage. The commercial pilot and passenger in the Cessna were also uninjured. The Cessna sustained substantial damage to its empennage and aft fuselage.

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