Aviation safety investigations & reports

Stephens AKRO 2, VH-KGZ, Pitts S-2A, VH-KIT, Darwin NT, 3 April 1985

Investigation number:
198500654
Status: Completed
Investigation completed

Summary

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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 taxying 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.

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General details
Date: 03 April 1985   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1849    
Location: Darwin    
State: Northern Territory    
Release date: 03 July 1985   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft 1 details

Aircraft 1 details
Aircraft manufacturer Stevens Industries  
Aircraft model Akro S  
Aircraft registration VH-KGZ  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Delissaville NT  
Departure time 1849  
Destination Darwin NT  

Aircraft 2 details

Aircraft 2 details
Aircraft manufacturer Pitts Aviation Enterprises  
Aircraft model S-2  
Aircraft registration VH-KIT  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Delissaville NT