On June 20, 2010, at 1615 central daylight time, a Pilatus P3-05, N831AS, received substantial damage during an on-ground collision with a North American AT-6A, N8BP, at Myers Field Airport, Canby, Minnesota. The North American AT-6A struck the Pilatus P3-05, which was stopped with its engine running, near a fueling area. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. There were no injuries reported. Both airplanes were being operated under 14 CFR Part 91. The Pilatus P3-05 was holding for takeoff to return to Yankton, South Dakota, and the North American AT-6A was taxiing for takeoff and was to remain in the local area while giving air rides. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The pilot of the Pilatus P3-05 stated that he flew into the airport to attend a fly-in breakfast and airshow. Prior to his departure from the event, he obtained fuel and taxied to a "clear" area for about 1-2 minutes because of other aircraft coming into the fueling area. While holding in this area, a North American AT-6A taxied from behind the Pilatus and struck it. The North American AT-6A pilot stated the he was in the process of loading and unloading passengers for rides in the North American AT-6A with the engine running when the Pilatus stopped in front of North American AT-6A. The Pilatus P3-05 sustained substantial damage, which included two damaged ribs within the left wing. The North American AT-6A sustained minor damage to its right main landing gear door.