NTSB Identification: CHI93LA188.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 52772.
Accident occurred Friday, June 04, 1993 in KANSAS CITY, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/03/1993
Aircraft: BEECH C23, registration: N6349C
Injuries: 4 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 ACCIDENT AIRPLANE WAS OBSERVED TAXIING AT A HIGH RATE OF SPEED ON THE PARKING RAMP PRIOR TO ITS COLLISION WITH THE TIED DOWN AIRPLANE. THE WITNESS STATED HE OBSERVED THE BRAKES ON THE AIRPLANE LOCK UP PRIOR TO THE COLLISION. THE PILOT STATED HE WAS NOT ABLE TO SEE THE PARKED AIRPLANE DUE TO LIGHT RAIN ON THE WINDSHIELD, PARTIALLY FOGGED INTERIOR WINDOWS, AND PARKING RAMP LIGHTING. THE PILOT STATED THE TIED DOWN AIRPLANE WAS NOT IN A LIGHTED AREA. THE ON-SCENE INVESTIGATION REVEALED THE PARKED AIRPLANE WAS ADJACENT TO A BUILDING WHICH HAD OPERATIONAL RAMP LIGHTING AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE PILOT-IN-COMMAND WAS OPERATING THE AIRPLANE AT AN EXCESSIVE TAXI SPEED, AND DID NOT MAINTAIN VISUAL SEPARATION WITH THE TIED DOWN AIRPLANE. FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO THE ACCIDENT WERE A LIGHT RAIN AND FOG CONDITION, AND A FOGGY INTERIOR WINDOW.
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