NTSB Identification: FTW95IA243A
Incident occurred Sunday, June 11, 1995 in LEVELLAND, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/16/1996
Aircraft: CESSNA 150L, registration: N10964
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various sources and may not have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.

DURING A FORMATION FLIGHT ONE AIRPLANE MANEUVERED TO THE LEFT AND BELOW THE OTHER AIRPLANE. AFTER THEIR POSITIONS WERE ATTAINED, THE LOWER AIRPLANE ROLLED HIS AIRPLANE INTO A STEEP TURN TO THE RIGHT. THE AIRPLANE IN THE TURN COLLIDED WITH THE OTHER AIRPLANE. THE PILOTS REPORTED THEY WANTED PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE MANEUVER. BOTH PILOTS WERE COMMUNICATING BY MEANS OF THE AIRCRAFT RADIOS.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this incident to be:

THE FAILURE OF THE PILOT-IN-COMMAND TO MAINTAIN CLEARANCE DURING A FORMATION FLIGHT. A FACTOR WAS THE LACK OF EXPERIENCE IN THE TYPE OF OPERATION.

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