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Report / April 26, 2019 / Project number: CT114009 - E Category

Location: Comox, BC
Date: 26 April 2019
Status: Aircraft Occurrence Summary

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The occurrence involved a CT114 Tutor aircraft from the Canadian Armed Forces Air Demonstration Team (Snowbirds) practicing a show routine in preparation for the upcoming air show season.

The Tutor was flying at 600 ft. above ground level in a formation of 4 aircraft. One of the wingman aircraft was rolled into inverted flight as part of the setup for the Double-Take maneuver.  Having rolled-out lower than normal in plane to the lead aircraft, the pilot lost visual contact with Lead.  The pilot executed a barrel roll to regain level attitude while maneuvering clear from the lead aircraft and the rest of the formation.  The aircraft was landed safely without further incident.

The investigation is focussed on human factors.


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