NTSB Identification: LAX91LA049.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 45480.
Accident occurred Tuesday, December 04, 1990 in TUCSON, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/12/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N9312U
Injuries: 2 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 PIC REQUESTED AND RECEIVED TAXI CLEARANCE TO RUNWAY 11L. UPON APPROACHING 11L THE GROUND CONTROLLER CLEARED THE FLIGHT TO CROSS RUNWAY 11L AFTER COORDINATING THE CROSSING WITH THE LOCAL CONTROLLER AS 4 F-16 AIRPLANES WERE IN POSITION FOR TAKEOFF ON RUNWAY 11L. AS THE FLIGHT PROCEEDED ACROSS THE RUNWAY ONE OF THE F-16 PILOT QUERIED THE LOCAL CONTROLLER IF THE F-16'S WERE CLEARED FOR TAKEOFF AND THE CONTROLLER RESPONDED NEGATIVE WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY UNIDENTIFIED VOICES ON THE RECORDED COMMUNICATIONS MEDIUM EXCLAIMED THAT THE CESSNA 150 WAS BLOWN OVER. ONE OF THE F-16 PILOTS APPLIED TAKEOFF POWER IN ANTICIPATION OF A TAKEOFF CLEARANCE.

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

ONE OR MORE OF THE F-16 PILOT'S IMPROPER USE OF THROTTLES BEFORE BEING CLEARED FOR TAKE OFF.

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