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Pitts S-1S, N49310 and WACO UPF-7 N32141: Incident occurred August 06, 2022 at Van Sant Airport (9N1), Erwinna, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Allentown, Pennsylvania

Aircraft was landing and clipped N32141. 


Date: 06-AUG-22
Time: 17:46:00Z
Regis#: N49310
Aircraft Make: AEROTEK
Aircraft Model: PITTS SPECIAL S-1S
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ERWINNA
State: PENNSYLVANIA

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Allentown, Pennsylvania 

Aircraft clipped wings with N49310. 


Date: 06-AUG-22
Time: 17:46:00Z
Regis#: N32141
Aircraft Make: WACO
Aircraft Model: UPF-7
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: ERWINNA
State: PENNSYLVANIA


TINICUM TOWNSHIP, Pennsylvania (WPVI) -- The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating after two small planes collided in Bucks County on Saturday afternoon.

It happened on the runway at Van Sant Airport in Erwinna section of Tinicum Township around 1:45 p.m.

The collision involved a Pitts and Waco biplane.

The extent of the damage is not known.

Only the pilots were on board and no injuries were reported.

3 comments:

  1. Big hill in the middle of the runway-you can't see one end from the other. You're dependent on the radio. I towed a glider out of there once and was VERY anxious approaching the crest and worrying what was going to be on the other side

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  2. Pitts pilot took off from glider runway. It's in the airport remarks that it's prohibited

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  3. Looks like the Pitts was on a runway that says "Gliders only"...My question is...Why was the Pitts 1300' down the runway and still at 7' foot AGL??? Was he doing the normal Pitts takeoff...stay in ground effect until you get to end of the runway and climb vertical??? Sounds like the pilot of the pitts has some explaining to do to the FAA...and pay for some repairs to the WACO...

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