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One of the aircraft was a Piper Cheyenne III. It landed safely at YOW with obvious damage to the right main landing gear. 

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Thanks JO.

The report posted by JO seems to indicate the Cessna at least was being maneuvered in the direction of its respective blind-spot.

I haven't looked at stats, but I believe they'd tell us blind maneuvering has been a factor in a number of midairs over the years.

I've flown three single Cessna types. Excepting the C-177, I never felt too comfortable in the 150 & 172 because of the restricted visibility above the aircraft and especially in turns.

 

 

Edited by DEFCON

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I found it interesting that the Cheyenne reported being hit from below....the approach speed on the twin would be maybe 110 vs 70 for a 150 .... ????  See and be seen.

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Not the first time a high wing aircraft has hit / been hit by a low wing above it. Both are blind in that respect.

 

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I suspect the faster Cheyenne descended upon the 150 (in the circuit) as why else would the twin's landing gear be extended? The poor fellow in the 150 probably didn't see it coming.

Condolences to his family and friends.

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13 hours ago, Moon The Loon said:

I suspect the faster Cheyenne descended upon the 150 (in the circuit) as why else would the twin's landing gear be extended? The poor fellow in the 150 probably didn't see it coming.

Condolences to his family and friends.

That is the case more often than no in these incidents

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Maybe, maybe not. I’ve been the one in a similarly faster aircraft trying to fit in safely at an uncontrolled airport. Especially on weekends, the greatest hazard we faced was the infrequent flyer who couldn’t be bothered to use the radio to broadcast their intentions. 

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23 minutes ago, J.O. said:

Maybe, maybe not. I’ve been the one in a similarly faster aircraft trying to fit in safely at an uncontrolled airport. Especially on weekends, the greatest hazard we faced was the infrequent flyer who couldn’t be bothered to use the radio to broadcast their intentions. 

All true Jeff. I have it on good authority that the gentleman at the controls of his owned C150 was a seasoned former commercial pilot and meticulous in his procedures, downsized from his formerly owned aircraft. Regardless, all this is speculation. The radar imagery logs and the testimony of other pilots on the frequency might tell the full (or fuller) story. Truly though, a sad accident for everyone involved.

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Agreed, tragic all around. I can’t imagine what the deceased man’s family and the Cheyenne pilot are going through. 

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