NTSB Identification: DEN89FA070B.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38778.
Scheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Monday, January 30, 1989 in SALT LAKE CITY, UT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/22/1990
Aircraft: FAIRCHILD SA-227-AC, registration: N2685L
Injuries: 16 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

WHILE WAITING IN LINE FOR THE AIRCRAFT IN FRONT TO MOVE TOWARD THE TAKEOFF AREA, THE AIRCRAFT WAS RUN INTO BY A COMPANY AIRCRAFT BEHIND IT. THE CAPTAIN OF THE OTHER AIRCRAFT STATED THAT WITHOUT REALIZING IT, HIS AIRCRAFT BEGAN TO CREEP UP ON THE PRECEDING AIRCRAFT UNTIL THE RIGHT ENGINE PROPELLER STRUCK THE TAIL OF THE PRECEDING AIRCRAFT CAUSING SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE TO BOTH AIRCRAFT.

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

THE FAILURE OF CAPTAIN OF N169SW TO MAINTAIN A VISUAL LOOKOUT WHILE TAXIING HIS AIRCRAFT ALLOWING HIS AIRCRAF TO CREEP INTO THE STATIONARY AIRCRAFT IN FRONT OF HIM.

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