Formation Flying

C-182L/C-185 Non-Fatal Superior, WI November 2, 2013

Posted by on Nov 2, 2013 in 2013, C-182, C-185, Formation Flying, Formation Flying, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine, Superior, WI | 1 comment

On November 2, 2013, about 1800 central daylight time, a Cessna 185F, N94059, sustained substantial damage when it collided with a Cessna 182L, N70520, during a formation skydiving flight near Superior, Wisconsin. The pilot was able to maintain control of the Cessna 185F and land at the Richard I. Bong Airport (SUW), Superior, Wisconsin. The five skydivers in the Cessna 185F jumped free of the airplane during the collision and deployed their parachutes and were not injured.

C-182 report
C-185 report

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DHC-6 Fatal (1) Fentress, TX May 27, 2001

Posted by on May 27, 2001 in 1, 2001, DHC-6 Twin Otter, Fatal, Fatal Multi-Engine, Fentress, Formation Flying, Mid Air, Prop Strike, TX | 0 comments

A de Havilland DHC-6 and a Beech King Air 90 were to make a formation air drop of skydivers from 14,000 feet msl. The de Havilland was to be the lead aircraft with the King Air in trail. As the skydivers prepared to exit, the King Air was traveling faster than the de Havilland, and the pilot of the King Air had to pitch up and bank right to avoid the de Havilland.

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