NTSB Identification: CHI88LA156A.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36963.
Accident occurred Thursday, July 07, 1988 in MORAINE, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/08/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180, registration: N7222W
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor,1 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.

WHILE ON FINAL APPROACH N7222W EXPERIENCED A MIDAIR COLLISION WITH N8611U ON A SIMILAR APPROACH. N7222W WAS A LOW WING ACFT AND WAS BEHIND AND ABOVE N8611U WHICH WAS A HIGH WING AIRCRAFT. THE PILOT OF N7222W STATED THAT HIS FIRST KNOWLEDGE OF THE IMPENDING COLLISION WAS APPROXIMATELY ONE HALF SECOND BEFORE THE ACTUAL COLLISION WHEN THE OTHER AIRCRAFT APPEARED TO 'PULL UP SHARPLY', INTO HIM. HE TOLD RESPONDING LOCAL AUTHORITIES THAT HE DID NOT HAVE HIS RADIO TURNED ON AT THE TIME OF THE OCCURRENCE. THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED AT AN UNCONTROLLED AIRPORT.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT


Contributing Factors

COMMUNICATIONS..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ACFT/EQUIP INADEQUATE,VISUAL RESTRICTION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ACFT/EQUIP INADEQUATE,VISUAL RESTRICTION..PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT

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