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Runway approach from the wrong direction, Pitts S-1T, 19 July 2016

Status : Closed

The pilot of the Pitts S-1T was returning to Lelystad Airport at the end of the afternoon, after an aerobatic training flight. Airport operations provided airport information by radio, including details of runway 05, which was the one in use. This information was correctly repeated by the pilot. Soon afterwards, he joined the circuit for a left downwind leg to runway 23. At that moment, a Cessna 172P that was engaged in circuit training was making its seventh landing on runway 05, which was to be followed by a touch and go. Once the Cessna had landed, the instructor saw a biplane on the final approach leg to runway 23 that was approaching them from the opposite direction.

The report can be found in the Quarterly Report Aviation for the second quarter of 2016.

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