NTSB Identification: ATL87LA254B.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35587.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Thursday, September 10, 1987 in COLUMBUS, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/14/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-60-600, registration: N3643D
Injuries: 2 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 SCHEDULED DOMESTIC ALL CARGO FLT WAS TAXIING FROM THE RAMP TO THE RWY BEHIND ANOTHER COMPANY ACFT WHEN THE PLT SUDDENLY REALIZED THAT THE LEAD ACFT WAS NOT MOVING. THE PLTS ATTEMPTS TO STOP THE ACFT WERE NOT SUCCESSFUL. THE STOPPED ACFT WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED. AFTER THE COLLISION THE LEAD ACFT CALLED FOR TAXI BACK TO THE RAMP. THIS ACFT TURNED AROUND AND TAXIIED BACK TO THE RAMP WITHOUT CONTACTING GROUND CONTROL. NEITHER ACFT WAS SHUT DOWN AND EXAMINED BY EITHER THE PLT OR GROUND PERSONNEL PRIOR TO RETURNING TO THE RAMP.

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

BRAKES(NORMAL)..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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