NTSB Identification: CHI96LA118B
Accident occurred Wednesday, March 20, 1996 in MARSHFIELD, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/09/1996
Aircraft: Piper PA-32R-300, registration: N1030Q
Injuries: 6 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot of the Cessna 310, N1835E, stated that he had given position reports on the unicom frequency at downwind, left base, and again on final for landing on runway 34. The pilot of the Piper PA-32R, N1030Q, said that he had announced his intentions for takeoff from runway 4 on the same frequency. Both pilots said that they did not hear the other pilot's communications. The airplanes collided at the intersection of the two runways as the Cessna was touching down on runway 34 and the Piper was taking off on runway 4. Both pilots reported that they did not have visual contact with the other airplane prior to the collision.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

the failure of the pilot of the PA-32R, N1030Q, to obtain identification of the Cessna 310R, N1835E, visually, and his inadequate visual outlook. A factor was the failure of both pilots to hear communications from each other.

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