posted on May, 1 2020 @ 06:55 PM
The Accident Investigation Board found that pilot error was the cause of the collision that killed both pilots in one aircraft. The Mishap Student
Pilot(MSP1) of MA1(65-0395) was on the left wing of MA2, during a formation landing. After landing, MA1 briefly became airborne again, rolled right
before touching down in a right bank, and entering a skid. The aircraft became airborne, and the right MLG impacted MA2, causing MA1 to roll onto its
back before impacting the ground in an inverted position.
The student pilot performed an aerobraking maneuver as soon as the landing gear contacted the runway, which caused the aircraft to become airborne.
He was focused on runway position, and input right rudder to steer away from the left edge of the runway, but since the aircraft was airborne, it
caused a roll to the right, instead of steering the aircraft. The Mishap Instructor Pilot failed to take control of the situation, and was unable to
correct the aircraft before impact with MA2.