On September 24, 2011, at 1630 mountain daylight time, a Starduster II SA-300, N23UT, collided with a Cessna 152, N6357Q, while taxiing to the runup area at South Valley Regional Airport, West Jordan, Utah. The Starduster sustained minor damage and the Cessna sustained substantial damage. There were no injuries to the occupants of either airplane. The airplanes were being operated under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plans were filed for either flight. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The pilot in the Starduster indicated that to the conventional gear configuration, visibility from the airplane is limited and the airplane was not equipped with a radio. As he taxied to the runup area he saw two airplanes in the runup area. He then saw the two airplanes depart. As the pilot approached the runup area and slowed the airplane, his passenger began waving his hands. The Starduster then impacted the Cessna parked in the runup area.
According to the flight instructor in the Cessna, he was conducting a flight review. They were parked in the runup area completing a runup. He looked up from the instruments and saw the Starduster taxiing toward the Cessna. Shortly thereafter, the propeller of the Starduster impacted the outer portion of the Cessna's right wing, resulting in substantial damage.