NTSB Identification: SEA92FA026A
Accident occurred Saturday, December 07, 1991 in SNOHOMISH, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/27/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N65831
Injuries: 7 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE FLIGHT WAS BEING CONDUCTED FOR THE PURPOSE OF PRACTICE INSTRUMENT APPROACHES ON A LOCAL IFR FLIGHT. THE FLIGHT REPORTED THE MISSED APPROACH TO THE CONTROLLER AND WAS INSTRUCTED TO TURN TO 70 DEGREES AND CLIMB AND MAINTAIN 2,000 FEET. THE PILOT RESPONDED TO THE INSTRUCTIONS. WHEN APPROXIMATELY FIVE MILES EAST OF THE AIRPORT, THE FLIGHT WAS INVOLVED IN A MID-AIR COLLISION AT 2,200 FEET IN VMC WITH A VFR AIRCRAFT. THE VFR AIRCRAFT WAS IN CRUISE FLIGHT AND FLYING IN A SOUTHERLY DIRECTION ON A VFR FLIGHT PLAN. THE IFR AIRCRAFT WAS LEVEL AT 2,200 FEET. THE VFR FLIGHT WAS NOT IN COMMUNICATIONS WITH AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT WAS NOT MAINTAINED.

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