Preliminary Accident Reports

August 2011 Issue

June 18, 2011, Reno, Nev., Aerovodochody L-29 Delfin

At about 1450 Pacific time, the airplane experienced partial failure of the primary airframe structure supporting its rudder while in the race pattern at Reno-Stead Airport. The commercial pilot, who was the sole occupant, was not injured, but the airplane sustained substantial damage. The air-race qualification/training flight was operating in visual conditions.

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