NTSB Identification: BFO88LA044A.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38363.
Accident occurred Sunday, May 01, 1988 in WINCHESTER, VA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/04/1990
Aircraft: CESSNA 150J, registration: N905PS
Injuries: 3 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 T-6 STRUCK THE C-150 FROM BEHIND WHILE BOTH WERE TAXIING FOR TAKEOFF. THE C-150 WAS STOPPED AT THE TIME. THERE WAS AN ANNUAL FLY-IN BEING HELD AT THE ARPT WITH ABOUT 300 ACFT IN ATTENDANCE. GROUND PERSONNEL WERE DIRECTING GROUND TRAFFIC. THE T-6 PLT SAID HE WAS MOTIONED FORWARD BY GROUND PERSONNEL WHO HE RELIED ON BECAUSE HE WAS UNABLE TO SEE DIRECTLY AHEAD OF THE NOSE OF HIS ACFT. HE ALSO SAID THE TAXIWAY WAS TOO NARROW, WITH INADEQUATE CLEARANCE ALONGSIDE IT TO ALLOW HIM TO DO S-TURNS.

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..AIRCRAFT MOVING ON GROUND

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