NTSB Identification: LAX88LA265A
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 19, 1988 in DIXON, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/03/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N6469M
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 PLTS STATED THAT WHILE THEY WERE CRUISING IN CLOSE FORMATION, THE RGT WING OF ONE ACFT (CESSNA 152, N6469M) RAISED UP & COLLIDED WITH THE LEFT MAIN LNDG GEAR OF THE OTHER ACFT (CESSNA 152, N6239H). N6469M RECEIVED SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE TO THE WING & N6239H RECEIVED MINOR GEAR DAMAGE, BUT BOTH ACFT WERE SUCCESSFULLY LANDED.

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

FORMATION FLYING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT

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