NTSB Identification: DEN87LA067B.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33263.
Scheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Wednesday, March 18, 1987 in MISSOULA, MT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/02/1988
Aircraft: SWEARINGEN SA-226TC, registration: N124AV
Injuries: 10 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 PLT OF THE PIPER NAVAJO WAS TAXIING TO THE ACTIVE RWY FOR AN IFR DEPARTURE, DIRECTED HIS ATTENTION TO THE DEPARTURE PROCEDURE CHART IN THE COCKPIT, AND COLLIDED WITH THE TAIL OF A SWEARINGEN ACFT HOLDING SHORT OF THE RWY AWAITING TAKEOFF CLEARANCE.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT

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