Sad Ending to a Great High-Sierra Nevada Fly-In‏

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Re: Sad Ending to a Great High-Sierra Nevada Fly-In‏

Postby SportPilot » Tue Oct 21, 2014 2:15 pm

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Re: Sad Ending to a Great High-Sierra Nevada Fly-In‏

Postby drseti » Tue Oct 21, 2014 2:25 pm

SportPilot wrote:Destroying potential evidence is probably a bad idea.


Oh, I certainly wouldn't advocate destroying video. I was just speculating that maybe some forum posts might end up disappearing. It's happened before, you know. :wink:
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Re: Sad Ending to a Great High-Sierra Nevada Fly-In‏

Postby snaproll » Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:56 pm

NTSB Identification: WPR15FA010A
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, October 12, 2014 in Yerington, NV
Aircraft: CESSNA 170B, registration: N3558C
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On October 12, 2014 about 0812 Pacific daylight time, a Cessna 170B, N3558C, registered to and operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 personal flight, and an experimental amateur built Pettit Savannah, N991TP, registered to and operated by the pilot as a Title 14 CFR Part 91 personal flight, collided in midair about 12 miles north of Yerington, Nevada. Both the Cessna and Savannah were destroyed. The commercial pilot, sole occupant of the Cessna, and the private pilot, sole occupant of the Savannah, were fatally injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for either of the flights. Both flights departed from a nearby dry lake bed at an unknown time with a planned destination of Carson City, Nevada.

Witnesses, who were participating in a fly-in, located at the dry lake bed, reported that they observed the experimental Savannah take off and immediately turn left towards the airplane on downwind, for the outlined landing area. The Cessna was flying on a heading of about 260 degrees while on downwind and the Savannah was climbing out on a heading of about 350 degrees. The witnesses observed the airplanes impact at nearly a perpendicular angle to each other.

Examination of the accident site by the National Transportation Safety Board Investigator-In-Charge revealed that both wreckages came to rest about 425 feet from each other and about 1,700 feet from the outlined runway area. All major structural components of both airplanes were located within the wreckage debris area. A postcrash fire ensued at the Cessna wreckage.

The airplanes were recovered to a secure location for further examination.
NTSB Identification: WPR15FA010B
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, October 12, 2014 in Yerington, NV
Aircraft: PETTIT SAVANNAH, registration: N991TP
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On October 12, 2014 about 0812 Pacific daylight time, a Cessna 170B, N3558C, registered to and operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 personal flight, and an experimental amateur built Pettit Savannah, N991TP, registered to and operated by the pilot as a Title 14 CFR Part 91 personal flight, collided in midair about 12 miles north of Yerington, Nevada. Both the Cessna and Savannah were destroyed. The commercial pilot, sole occupant of the Cessna, and the private pilot, sole occupant of the Savannah, were fatally injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for either of the flights. Both flights departed from a nearby dry lake bed at an unknown time with a planned destination of Carson City, Nevada.

Witnesses, who were participating in a fly-in, located at the dry lake bed, reported that they observed the experimental Savannah take off and immediately turn left towards the airplane on downwind, for the outlined landing area. The Cessna was flying on a heading of about 260 degrees while on downwind and the Savannah was climbing out on a heading of about 350 degrees. The witnesses observed the airplanes impact at nearly a perpendicular angle to each other.

Examination of the accident site by the National Transportation Safety Board Investigator-In-Charge revealed that both wreckages came to rest about 425 feet from each other and about 1,700 feet from the outlined runway area. All major structural components of both airplanes were located within the wreckage debris area. A postcrash fire ensued at the Cessna wreckage.

The airplanes were recovered to a secure location for further examination.

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Re: Sad Ending to a Great High-Sierra Nevada Fly-In‏

Postby CTLSi » Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:02 pm

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