NTSB Identification: LAX89LA002A.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37789.
Accident occurred Sunday, October 02, 1988 in PALMDALE, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/03/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-201, registration: N31386
Injuries: 4 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.
AT APPROXIMATELY 6000 FT MSL TWO AIRPLANES COLLIDED IN FLIGHT. N49382 WAS CLIMBING TO ALTITUDE, N31386 WAS DESCENDING IN A SHALLOW LEFT TURN. THE AIRPLANE DESCENDING COLLIDED WITH THE CLIMBING AIRPLANE FROM BEHIND AND TO THE RIGHT. BOTH AIRPLANES WERE ABLE TO LAND WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
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