NTSB Identification: ERA13LA299A
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 19, 2013 in Cleveland, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/02/2013
Aircraft: AEROTEK INC PITTS S-2B, registration: N5314Y
Injuries: 3 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 pilot of the Pitts had landed his tailwheel-equipped airplane to the south on the grass runway and was taxiing toward the end of the runway, planning to take off again to the north. (Landing to the south and taking off to the north was common practice at the accident airport because of surrounding terrain.) However, while the pilot was taxiing for takeoff, the Pitts’ propeller struck the left wing of another airplane that was stopped at the end of the runway to conduct before-takeoff checks. The Pitts pilot stated that he did not see the other airplane before the collision. He also did not note any preexisting mechanical anomalies that would have precluded his airplane’s normal operation.

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

The taxiing pilot's inadequate visual lookout, which resulted in his airplane's collision with a stopped airplane.

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