Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Long EZ, N966EZ and Piper PA-28-180, N15664: Accident occurred October 07, 2017 at Ryan Field Airport (KRYN), Pima County, Tucson, Arizona

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident. 

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale, Arizona

N966EZ  Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:  https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

http://registry.faa.gov/N966EZ

NTSB Identification: WPR18LA003A
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, October 07, 2017 in Tucson, AZ
Aircraft: BOROM MARCUS P LONG EZ, registration: N966EZ
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

N15664  Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:  https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

http://registry.faa.gov/N15664

NTSB Identification: WPR18LA003B
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, October 07, 2017 in Tucson, AZ
Aircraft: PIPER PA 28-180, registration: N15664
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On October 7, 2017, about 1030 mountain standard time, an experimental amateur built Borom Long EZ, N966EZ, and a Piper PA-28-180, N15664, collided midair about 1 mile northwest of the Ryan Field Airport (RYN) Tucson, Arizona. The private pilot, sole occupant of the Long EZ, and the private pilot and passenger of the Piper, were not injured. The Long EZ sustained substantial damage to the left rudder and the Piper sustained minor damage to the landing gear assembly. Both airplanes were registered to private individuals and operated by the pilots as 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flights. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for either flight. The Long EZ departed RYN about 0950 and the Piper departed from Chandler Municipal Airport, Chandler, Arizona, about 0935.

The pilot of the Long EZ reported that he was on downwind when he observed another airplane on left base, slightly above him, off to his right side, and closing rapidly. Shortly thereafter, the airplanes collided.

According to the pilot of the Piper, he began his turn for a left base for runway 6L when he noticed an airplane coming from the east, on downwind. The pilot of the Piper stated that he attempted to avoid the other airplane, however, his airplane's landing gear struck the Long EZ. 

Both pilots declared an emergency and landed at RYN without further incident.

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