Thursday, April 5, 2018

Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser, N7709H, registered to Val Halla Aviation LLC and Diamond DA42 NG, N621ZC, registered to and operated by Summit Aviation Inc: Accident occurred April 04, 2018 at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (KBZN), Gallatin County, Montana

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

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Helena, Montana 

N621ZC  Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:  https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

http://registry.faa.gov/N621ZC

N621ZC  Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board 

Location: Bozeman, MT
Accident Number: WPR18LA118A
Date & Time: 04/04/2018, 1229 MDT
Registration: N621ZC
Aircraft: DIAMOND AIRCRAFT IND INC DA 42 NG
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

On April 4, 2018, at 1229 mountain daylight time, a Piper PA-12, N7709H, struck the tail of a Diamond Aircraft Inc. DA42 NG, N621ZC, during taxi at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, Bozeman, Montana. Neither the student pilot and flight instructor in the PA-12, nor the flight instructor and pilot undergoing instruction in the DA-42 were injured. Both aircraft had just landed after local flights, and both sustained substantial damage. The PA-12 airplane was registered to Val Halla Aviation LLC., and the DA42 was registered to and operated by Summit Aviation Inc. Both airplanes were being operated under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as instructional flights. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plans had been filed.

After landing on runway 11, the pilot of the PA-12 was given instructions by the tower controller to turn left onto taxiway C2, and then taxi back to the approach end of the runway via taxiway C and hold short. While the PA-12 was taxiing, the DA42 landed on the parallel runway 12, and was cleared to exit at taxiway A3 and contact the ground controller.

After reaching the approach end of runway 11, the PA-12 was instructed to cross the runway and hold short of runway 12 at taxiway C3. After reaching runway 12 the PA-12 was then instructed to cross and contact the ground controller. The PA-12 then crossed runway 12, entered taxiway A3, and struck the DA-42 which was still on the taxiway.


Image 1 - Bozeman Airport Diagram - Collision Location Denoted by Red Star 


Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: DIAMOND AIRCRAFT IND INC
Registration: N621ZC
Model/Series: DA 42 NG NG
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: SUMMIT AVIATION INC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Pilot School (141)
Operator Does Business As: SUMMIT AVIATION INC
Operator Designator Code: 5SUS

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KBZN, 4449 ft msl
Observation Time: 1856 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 8°C / -5°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots, 70°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 7000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.94 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Bozeman, MT (BZN)
Destination: Bozeman, MT (BZN) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude:  45.778611, -111.156111 (est)

N7709H  Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:  https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

http://registry.faa.gov/N7709H

N7709H Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board 

Location: Bozeman, MT
Accident Number: WPR18LA118B
Date & Time: 04/04/2018, 1229 MDT
Registration: N7709H
Aircraft: PIPER PA 12
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

On April 4, 2018, at 1229 mountain daylight time, a Piper PA-12, N7709H, struck the tail of a Diamond Aircraft Inc. DA42 NG, N621ZC, during taxi at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, Bozeman, Montana. Neither the student pilot and flight instructor in the PA-12, nor the flight instructor and pilot undergoing instruction in the DA-42 were injured. Both aircraft had just landed after local flights, and both sustained substantial damage. The PA-12 airplane was registered to Val Halla Aviation LLC., and the DA42 was registered to and operated by Summit Aviation Inc. Both airplanes were being operated under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as instructional flights. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plans had been filed.

After landing on runway 11, the pilot of the PA-12 was given instructions by the tower controller to turn left onto taxiway C2, and then taxi back to the approach end of the runway via taxiway C and hold short. While the PA-12 was taxiing, the DA42 landed on the parallel runway 12, and was cleared to exit at taxiway A3 and contact the ground controller.

After reaching the approach end of runway 11, the PA-12 was instructed to cross the runway and hold short of runway 12 at taxiway C3. After reaching runway 12 the PA-12 was then instructed to cross and contact the ground controller. The PA-12 then crossed runway 12, entered taxiway A3, and struck the DA-42 which was still on the taxiway.

Image 1 - Bozeman Airport Diagram - Collision Location Denoted by Red Star 


Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: PIPER
Registration: N7709H
Model/Series: PA 12 NO SERIES
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KBZN, 4449 ft msl
Observation Time: 1856 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 8°C / -5°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots, 70°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 7000 ft agl
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.94 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Bozeman, MT (BZN)
Destination: Bozeman, MT (BZN) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 45.778611, -111.156111 (est)

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