NTSB Identification: NYC87MA236A.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33880.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR operation of ROSENBALM AVIATION
Accident occurred Thursday, August 20, 1987 in NEWBURGH, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/06/1989
Aircraft: MCDONNELL DOUGLAS DC-8-63, registration: N951R
Injuries: 6 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators traveled in support of this investigation and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE WX WAS DETERIORATING AS AIRBORNE EXPRESS FLT 124 & ROSENBALM FLT 074 WERE ON SUCCESSIVE ARRIVALS FOR AN ILS RWY 9 APCH. FLT 124 WAS CLRD FOR THE APCH & LNDD. AFTER LNDG, THE LCL CTLR (L/C) INSTRUCTED FLT 124 TO BACK TAXI ON THE RWY & RPRT WHEN CLR OF THE RWY. THE L/C ADZD BOSTON CENTER WHEN FLT 124 ARRIVED & FLT 074 WAS CLRD FOR THE ILS 9 APCH. RADAR SVC WAS TERMINATED & FLT 074 WAS INSTRUCTED TO CTC THE TOWER. FLT 074 ADZD TOWER, 'WITH YOU ON FINAL FOR 9.' THE L/C INSTRUCTED FLT 074 TO RPRT THE OUTER MARKER (OM), THEN CONTD WITH A LENGTHY TRANSMISSION (TMTN) TO THE CREW. DRG THIS TMTN, THE CREW ATMTD TO ADZ THE L/C THAT THEY WERE INSIDE THE OM. THIS TMTN WAS NOT RCVD BY THE L/C. WHEN THE L/C FINISHED TMTG, THE FLT CREW DIDN'T ATMT TO ALERT THE L/C OF THEIR PSN, NOR DID THEY RCV A LNDG CLNC. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE TWO ACFT CONVERGED AS FLT 074 WAS FLARING TO LND & FLT 124 WAS EXITING THE RWY. BOTH CREWS TRIED TO AVOID A COLLISION, BUT THE WING OF THE LNDG ACFT (FLT 074) HIT THE EMPENNAGE OF FLT 124.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DAWN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..OBSCURATION


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ATC CLEARANCE..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

CONTROL TOWER SERVICE..INADEQUATE..ATC PERSONNEL(LCL/GND/CLNC)


Contributing Factors

CREW/GROUP COORDINATION..IMPROPER..ATC PERSONNEL(LCL/GND/CLNC)


Contributing Factors

INADEQUATE SURVEILLANCE OF OPERATION..FAA(ORGANIZATION)

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