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    Default Pictures of Sport Class racers touching?

    Anyone have pictures of the two sport class racers that touched coming down the shoot?

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    Default Re: Pictures of Sport Class racers touching?

    Quote Originally Posted by supercub View Post
    Anyone have pictures of the two sport class racers that touched coming down the shoot?
    I was just walking to the main gait when it happened....no pics....we got very very lucky on this one.
    Just in case anyone missed this in another thread.....

    On September 17, 2017, about 0820 Pacific daylight time, a Trudel GP 4, C-GTPX and a
    Farnsworth RV-8, N248DF, collided in midair about 1 mile southeast of the Reno Stead Airport
    (RTS), Reno, Nevada. The GP 4's airline transport pilot and the RV-8's airline transport pilot
    were not injured. The GP 4 sustained minor damage to the propeller; the RV-8 sustained
    substantial damage to the right wing and aileron. The GP 4 was registered to a private
    individual and was operated as Race 96. The RV-8 was registered to the pilot and was operated
    as Race 26. Both airplanes were operated by the pilots under the provisions of 14 Code of
    Federal Regulations Part 91 as an air race flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed
    and no flight plan was filed for either flight, which originated from RTS about 5 minutes prior
    to the accident.
    The pilot of the RV-8 reported that he was positioned in the number 7 slot of a line abreast
    formation during the start sequence for the sport medallion race. As the flight was descending
    toward the race course, prior to the pace airplane pilot releasing the formation to start the race,
    he heard a loud noise followed by an immediate roll to the left. The pilot stated that he was able
    to level the airplane and landed uneventfully on runway 32.
    The pilot of the GP 4 reported that he was positioned in the number 8 slot of the formation,
    located to the right of the RV-8. As the flight descended toward the race course, he saw the RV-
    8 "pop down quickly" and he attempted to "rudder right" while reducing power to avoid the
    RV-8 and another airplane to his right. The pilot stated that shortly after, his airplane collided
    with the RV-8. Following the collision, he pitched upward and rolled to the right to avoid the
    surrounding airplanes. Subsequently, the pilot landed uneventfully on runway 26

    https://app.ntsb.gov/pdfgenerator/Re...relim&IType=LA

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