Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Aviat Pitts S-2C Special, N57BC: Accident occurred February 12, 2016 in Santa Paula, Ventura County, California

http://registry.faa.gov/N57BC

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Van Nuys FSDO-01

NTSB Identification: GAA16CA127B
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, February 12, 2016 in Santa Paula, CA
Aircraft: AVIAT AIRCRAFT INC S-2, registration: N57BC
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot of the tailwheel equipped airplane reported that, "Due to the restricted visibility from the rear cockpit," he "failed to the see the C-150 that stopped on the taxiway." Subsequently, the propeller of the tailwheel airplane impacted the vertical stabilizer of a stationary Cessna airplane. The student pilot of the Cessna airplane reported that he was preparing for the engine run-up and never saw the tailwheel airplane until after the collision.

A postaccident examination revealed substantial damage to the vertical stabilizer of the Cessna airplane. 

The pilot of the tailwheel airplane and the student pilot of the Cessna airplane reported there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures with their respective airplanes that would have precluded normal operation.

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