NTSB Identification: WPR12FA421
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, September 14, 2012 in Reno, NV
Aircraft: FREDERICK F 1, registration: N158CF
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
HISTORY OF FLIGHT Full narrative available
On September 14, 2012, about 1219 Pacific daylight time, a Frederick F1, N158CF, was substantially damaged following an in-flight failure of the left elevator while maneuvering in an air race near the Reno Stead Airport (RTS), Reno, Nevada. The airplane was registered to a private individual, and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as Race 12. The commercial pilot, the sole occupant of the airplane, was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the air race flight. The local flight originated from RTS about 1211.
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