NTSB Identification: OAK73AP042
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: BOLKOW A-1, registration: N696Z

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-1553  73/5/26  NR.REDDING,CALIF      BOLKOW A-1          CR-  0  0  1  MISCELLANEOUS             PRIVATE, AGE 46, 1076
        TIME - 1300                    N696Z               PX-  0  0  0  AIR SHOW/RACING           TOTAL HOURS, 856 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  1                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
         REDDING,CALIF               REDDING,CALIF
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLISION WITH AIRCRAFT: BOTH IN FLIGHT                  IN FLIGHT: CLIMB TO CRUISE
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO SEE AND AVOID OTHER AIRCRAFT
           PERSONNEL - MISCELLANEOUS-PERSONNEL: PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT
        FACTOR(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - DIVERTED ATTENTION FROM OPERATION OF AIRCRAFT
         SPECIAL DATA
          SEGMENTS OF AVIATION INVOLVED - SMALL US GEN.AV.-SMALL US GEN.AV.
          CONTROLLING AGENCY - NO CONTROL                          RADAR CTL/SURVEILLANCE - RADAR SERVICE NOT AVAILABLE
          TRAFFIC ADVISORY ISSUED - NONE                           CONTROL ZONE/AREA - NO
          EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN - NO                                ANTI-COLLISION LIGHTS - NOT INSTALLED
        REMARKS- SOARING CONTEST.ACFT WERE 2 OF 7,ALL CLIMBING IN SAME THERMAL.N696Z PLT PARACHUTED OK,ACFT CRASHED

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