NTSB Identification: SEA01LA122B
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 26, 2001 in Bozeman, MT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/04/2001
Aircraft: Cessna 172M, registration: N80830
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot of a second aircraft reported that while maneuvering for a formation flight, his aircraft encountered an updraft and ascended up to the first aircraft. The propeller of the first aircraft contacted the horizontal stabilizer of the second aircraft. Both aircraft were able to return to the departure airport and land without further incident.

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

The pilot of another aircraft failed to maintain clearance while maneuvering for a formation flight. An updraft was a factor.

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