Saturday, September 12, 2009

NTSB Report on August 24 fatal mid-air collision

According the the National Transportation Safety Board:

On August 24, 2009, about 2045 eastern daylight time, a Destiny 2000 powered-parachute, N5604B, and an unregistered Phantom ultralight collided in-flight at a private airstrip for landing near Arcanum, Ohio. Both aircraft were substantially damaged. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed. The pilot of N5604B sustained fatal injuries. The pilot of the ultralight sustained serious injuries. Both aircraft had departed from the private airstrip earlier in the evening on separate local flights.

A witness reported that the aircraft collided over the west end of the private airstrip. The powered parachute, N5604B, appeared to be on final approach to land to the east, as the Phantom ultralight approached from the south. After the collision, N5604B descended onto the runway. The ultralight impacted the adjacent corn field. Updated on Sep 8 2009 2:51PM

You can see the full report here.

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