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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 214245
Last updated: 2 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PTS2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Pitts S-2A
Registration: VH-KIT
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Darwin Airport (YPDN), Darwin, NT -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:YDLV
Destination airport:YPDN
Investigating agency: BASI
The aircraft were part of a four aircraft formation taking part in a photography session. On return to Darwin, it was intended that the aircraft land one after the other on the same runway. The first aircraft landed and the pilot requested a clearance to turn off the runway onto a cross strip. A clearance was not available due to other traffic on that strip and the pilot was instructed to continue taxiing along the runway. As the second aircraft commenced the flare for landing, it collided with the aircraft already on the runway. The flight had been poorly planned and the briefing conducted before departure was inadequate. The pilot flying the second aircraft to land was inexperienced on the aircraft type and had no formation flying experience.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BASI
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

09-Aug-2018 08:10 Pineapple Added

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