NTSB Identification: NYC88LA097.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37482.
Scheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Friday, February 26, 1988 in ALBANY, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/11/1989
Aircraft: BEECH 1900, registration: N7243R
Injuries: 12 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 BEECH 1900 WAS TAXIING OUT AT NIGHT UNDER THE CONTROL OF A GROUND TAXI DIRECTOR AND TWO WING WALKERS WHEN ITS TAIL MADE CONTACT WITH THE TAIL OF PARKED AND UNOCCUPIED B-737. BOTH PILOTS SAID THEY DID NOT SEE A STOP SIGNAL FROM THE TAXI DIRECTOR. THE WING WALKERS SAID THE TAXI DIRECTOR GAVE A STOP SIGNAL. INVESTIGATION SHOWED THAT THE TAXI DIRECTOR WAS USING TWO WANDS, ONE OF WHICH WAS NOT LIGHTED. IN ADDITION, THE COMPANY DID NOT HAVE A STANDARDIZED TRAINING PROGRAM FOR ITS GROUND PERSONNEL.

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

OPERATION WITH KNOWN DEFICIENCIES IN EQUIPMENT..PERFORMED..GROUND PERSONNEL

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..INADEQUATE..COMPANY/OPERATOR MANAGEMENT


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..AIRCRAFT PARKED/STANDING


Contributing Factors

VISUAL/AURAL PERCEPTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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