NTSB Identification: ERA14LA181A
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, April 03, 2014 in Bayport, NY
Aircraft: VANS AIRCRAFT INC RV-12, registration: N409FM
Injuries: 2 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.


On April 3, 2014 about 1230 eastern daylight time (EDT), an experimental amateur-built Vans RV-12, N409FM, and a DeHavilland DHC-1"Chipmunk,"N12BH collided over the runway at the Bayport Aerodrome (23N), Bayport, New York. The Chipmunk received substantial damage and the RV-12 received minor damage. The private pilot in the RV-12 and the airline transport pilot in the Chipmunk were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plans were filed for either flight. The RV-12 departed the Cherry Ridge Airport (N30) in Honesdale, Pennsylvania. The Chipmunk was departing Bayport Aerodrome for Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP) in Islip, New York. Both airplanes were being operated as personal flights in accordance with Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91.

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