NTSB Identification: CHI88LA156B.
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: CESSNA 172F, registration: N8611U
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. N8611U WAS A HIGH WING AIRCRAFT AND WAS IN FRONT OF AND BELOW N7222W WHICH WAS A LOW WING AIRCRAFT. THE PILOT OF N8611U STATED THAT HE HAD NO KNOWLEDGE OF THE OTHER AIRCRAFT, HOWEVER HAD HIS RADIO TUNED TO THE UNICOM FREQUENCY AND HEARD A WARNING FROM ANOTHER AIRCRAFT THAT A 'HIGH WING AND LOW WING AIRCRAFT (WERE) COMING TOGETHER AND TO GET OUT'. HE STATED THAT HE 'APPLIED POWER AND PUSHED THE STICK FORWARD, AT THE SAME TIME, TO GAIN SPEED', HOWEVER THE 'OTHER AIRCRAFT STRUCK (HIM) FROM BEHIND. 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 OF OTHER AIRCRAFT
VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
COMMUNICATIONS..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT
ACFT/EQUIP INADEQUATE,VISUAL RESTRICTION..PILOT IN COMMAND
ACFT/EQUIP INADEQUATE,VISUAL RESTRICTION..PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT
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