NTSB Identification: LAX88LA315B.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37786.
Accident occurred Saturday, September 10, 1988 in CORONA, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/03/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-200, registration: N56243
Injuries: 2 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.

JUST PRIOR TO TOUCHDOWN A THORP T-18 AND A PIPER COLLIDED IN FLIGHT. THE PIPER STRUCK THE THORP FROM ABOVE AT APRX 10 FT AGL OVER THE THRESHOLD. THE THORP LANDED WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT. THE PIPER COMPLETED A NORMAL LANDING UNTIL THE PROPELLER CONTACTED THE RUNWAY. THE NOSE GEAR WAS SHEARED OFF FROM CONTACTING THE PROPELLER OF THE THORP. NEITHER PILOT REPORTED HAVING SEEN THE OTHER AIRPLANE. THE PIPER DID NOT HAVE OPERABLE RADIOS AND THE PIPER PILOT REPORTED FLYING THE TRAFFIC PATTERN 300 FT HIGHER THAN PUBLISHED.

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:

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT


Contributing Factors

COMMUNICATIONS..NOT POSSIBLE


Contributing Factors

PLANNED APPROACH..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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