NTSB Identification: LAX84LA331B.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24436.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 03, 1984 in REDLANDS, CA
Aircraft: PITTS S2A, registration: N80053
Injuries: 1 Minor,1 Uninjured.

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

THE ACFT WERE TO PERFORM & THE TWO PLTS AGREED TO A STAGGERED TAKEOFF WITH THE 2ND PLT COUNTING TO 5 PRIOR TO COMMENCINGHIS TAKEOFF. THEY POSITIONED THEMSELVES ABREAST OF EACH OTHER ON THE RWY. THE PLT OF N65P COMMENCED HER TAKEOFF FROM THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE 75 FT WIDE RWY. UPON REACHING FULL THROTTLE, SHE EXPERIENCED A MOMENTARY LOSS OF POWER. SHE RETARDED HER THROTTLE & THE ENG BEGAN TO OPERATE PROPERLY. AS SHE WAS ABOUT TO REAPPLY FULL POWER, HER ACFT WAS STRUCK BY N80053. THE PLT OF N80053 HAD COUNTED TO 5 AFTER N65P BEGAN ITS TAKEOFF ROLL. AFTER ABOUT 50 FT OF THE TAKEOFFGROUND RUN, IN A 3-POINT ATTITUDE, N80053 COLLIDED WITH N65P. THE COLLISION WAS ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RWY. THERE IS NO FORWARD VISIBILITY IN A PITTS S2A WHEN THE TAIL WHEEL IS ON THE GROUND.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT

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

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..AIRCRAFT MOVING ON GROUND

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