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Old 07-30-2006, 04:06 PM
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Default RV, TBM Avenger collide at Oshkosh while taxiing - one dead.

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Old 07-30-2006, 06:00 PM
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I found this post on another forum by someone who is an announcer at OSH:

Colour me surprised.

Yeah, low rate this year, but still pretty bad. I happened to be just about to come into an interview with the regional director of the NTSB when it happened. I broadcast out of the IFP (International Federal Pavillion). I saw the debris flying as it sliced up from the tail through the cockpit and the NTSB and TSI guys and I bolted out onto the field.

Preliminary statements, which I actually heard, being a trusted (by the Feds) media member, was that the TBM was doing his S turns, clearing the taxiway, when the plane in front of him departed that taxiway to an adjacent intersection. However, the Canadian RV homebuilt slipped in right in front of the TBM and the Avenger pilot never saw him.

The TBM propeller contacted the tail and crawled right up the empennage and fuselage , veering off to the right as it did so. The prop went through the canopy, killing the right seat occupant. Though it went through the seatback of the pilot, he escaped unharmed.

The Avenger pilot and his wife were, understandably, freakin out (to be honest) when they were told of the death.

All in all, a bad deal.
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Old 07-30-2006, 06:25 PM
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Yeah, I was walking by as well when it happened. What a horrible way to end such a great show. Before it happened, I was actually looking at another WWII era bird and wondering to myself if ground/tower was providing them with traffic information due to the poor visibility.

The tail of the RV almost looked like it would have fit underneath the prop, but no such luck apparently.
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Old 07-30-2006, 07:59 PM
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As I was taxiing out to 18R today (Sunday at Oshkosh) when the RV behind me was literally run over on the taxiway by one of the big war birds. His prop shredded the RV like it was nothing from what I could see the big war bird prop made it all the way to the luggage compartment as the luggage was strewn all over the place the RV pilot appeared to try and get out of the aircraft but I do not know if he was hurt. Anyone know anything else I would appreciate it as I do not know what happened after we left. We were pushed onto the runway for takeoff so the fire and rescue could get to him. I hope he / she the RV pilot made it out ok but it did not look good? I kind of shook me up. It could have been anyone including me.

Note this happened 2/3 the way up the taxi way, I donít think anyone slipped in but who knows. I wonder if the large aircraft like these should be escorted or use a different taxi way then smaller general aviation aircraft. I know this will make me think twice before flying to Oshkosh again as I was the next aircraft. (I know #$^*& happens but that could have be me and it was preventable)
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Old 07-30-2006, 11:19 PM
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Old 07-30-2006, 11:45 PM
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Does anyone publish an accident summary for the entire Oshkosh event? Maybe I'm just paying closer attention this year, but between all the accidents and the weather I am wondering if I really want to fly out there next year.
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Old 07-31-2006, 01:10 AM
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Does anyone publish an accident summary for the entire Oshkosh event? Maybe I'm just paying closer attention this year, but between all the accidents and the weather I am wondering if I really want to fly out there next year.
Paul .. the FAA posts a 10 day list of all accidents here... listings usually are posted in 1 to 2 days after they occur.

http://www.faa.gov/data_statistics/a...liminary_data/

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Old 07-31-2006, 04:38 AM
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Quote "Preliminary statements, which I actually heard, being a trusted (by the Feds) media member, was that the TBM was doing his S turns, clearing the taxiway, when the plane in front of him departed that taxiway to an adjacent intersection. However, the Canadian RV homebuilt slipped in right in front of the TBM and the Avenger pilot never saw him." Unquote

You know having been involved in accident reporting, the first reports are normally very inaccurate and later prove to be more from a chain of reporting than from first hand knowledge. I'm waiting for the professionals to provide an unbiased and factual written report. Very sad way to end a memorable event.

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Old 07-31-2006, 06:50 AM
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Paul,
A search of the NTSB accident site between 1990 and present yielded 57 accident/incidents, some fatal, with the majority of the 57 occuring late July/early August (basically during Air Venture). I didn't read any of them, so I'm sure some are just fender benders, check it out for yourself.

http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/query.asp
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Does anyone publish an accident summary for the entire Oshkosh event? Maybe I'm just paying closer attention this year, but between all the accidents and the weather I am wondering if I really want to fly out there next year.
Out West you have the mountains. In the Midwest, we have the summer weather. It can be awsome and humbling and you don't want to mess with it. However, I wouldn't miss OSH. I fly in every year and although this year was down from some of the previous years, there's still no place like it. IMO, if you build, you HAVE to come out at least once just to say you've been. I know it's quite a trip from the West coast, but you should be able to hook up with other flying RV friends to make the trip.

Just avoid the dark, fast moving, low hanging clouds!!
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