NTSB Identification: ATL87FA130A.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34711.
Accident occurred Wednesday, April 29, 1987 in KENNESAW, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/29/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 182R, registration: N5511N
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

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.

N5511N WAS IN THE TRAFFIC PATTERN AT COBB COUNTY AIRPORT-MC COLLUM FIELD AND WAS NEAR THE TURNING POINT FROM CROSSWIND TO DWND WHEN IT WAS STRUCK BY N52995. N52995 WAS MAKING A STRAIGHT-IN ENTRY INTO THE DOWNWIND LEG OF THE TRAFFIC PATTERN, FROM THE WEST WITH THE SUN DIRECTLY BEHIND HIM. HIS ENTRY INTO THE TRAFFIC PATTERN WAS IN CONFLICT WITH RECENTLY PUBLISHED CHANGES TO THE TRAFFIC PATTERN AT MC COLLUM. BOTH AIRCRAFT WERE SEEN TO TURN IN THE SAME DIRECTION JUST PRIOR TO THE COLLISION. THE AIRCRAFT WERE REPORTED TO HAVE COLLIDED BOTTOM TO BOTTOM. THE TWO AIRCRAFT FELL INTO A WOODED AREA AND LANDED ABOUT 50 YARDS APART. THE ENGINE OF N5511N SEPARATED AND FELL ABOUT 100 YDS FROM THE TWO FUSELAGES.

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

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

VISUAL SEPARATION..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT



Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..SUNGLARE

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