Friday, September 13, 2019

Western Air Racing, N8EW and Cassutt Racer IIIM, N6291N: Incident occurred September 12, 2019 at Reno Stead Airport (KRTS), Washoe County, Nevada

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Las Vegas

https://registry.faa.gov/N8EW

 Date: 12-SEP-19
Time: 16:03:00Z
Regis#: N8EW
Aircraft Make: WAGNER ELLIS
Aircraft Model: WESTERN AIR RACING
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: RENO
State: NEVADA

https://registry.faa.gov/N6291N 

RENO (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a mid-air collision at the Reno Air Races that forced two planes to make emergency landings at Reno Stead Airport.

FAA spokesman Ian Gregor says both aircraft landed safely after the propeller of one struck the wing of another while racing at about 9 a.m. Thursday.

No one was injured. The planes suffered only minor damage.

Gregor says Federal Aviation Administration inspectors on site already have looked at the planes and spoken with the pilots.

According to the National Championship Air Races website, one of the planes, The Kraken, is piloted by Ross Killin of Melbourne, Australia. The other, The Last Lap Player is piloted by Ryszard Zadow of Waller, Texas.

STEAD, Nevada (KOLO) - The Federal Aviation Administration has confirmed two planes were damaged in a mid-air incident during a Formula One class heat at the Reno Air Races on Thursday, September 12, 2019.

A race spokesperson tells KOLO 8 News Now, the incident involved "The Kraken" and "The Last Lap Player." Both planes sustained minor damage. The prop on #15 Last Lap Player struck the right wing of #3 The Kraken. Pit crews are already replacing the prop on Last Lap Player.

The planes were able to land safely and there are no reported injuries.

According to the National Championship Air Races website, The Kraken is piloted by Ross Killin of Melbourne, Australia. The Last Lap Player is piloted by Ryszard Zadow of Waller, Texas.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.kolotv.com

Two aircraft in the Formula One class escaped with minor damage after colliding mid-air at the Reno National Championship Air Races in Stead, according to a spokesperson. 

The aircraft, identified by air race spokesperson Nicole Latva as numbers 15 and 3, suffered minor damage to the wings and propellers and were able to make a safe landing. 

Aircraft number 15 in the Formula One class is named "Last Lap Player" and is flown by Ryszard Zadow from Waller, Texas, according to the air races pilot roster. Aircraft number 3 is named "The Kraken" and is flown by Ross Killin from Melbourne, Australia. 

It's unclear which aircraft initiated the contact or what caused them to collide. 

During severe incidents, the race will be called off and all aircraft participating will be forced to the ground. But in this instance, according to Latva, the collision was considered minor enough that just the two involved aircraft landed and the rest of the field continued racing. 

There were no injuries, according to Latva. 

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.rgj.com

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