NTSB Identification: BFO88LA006A
Accident occurred Sunday, October 25, 1987 in FRONT ROYAL, VA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/24/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA U-206, registration: N756KP
Injuries: 1 Minor,1 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 AIRCRAFT WAS INVOLVED IN A MIDAIR COLLISION WITH N95707 A CESSNA 152 AIRCRAFT, WHILE BOTH AIRCRAFT WERE ON THE FINAL APPROACH TO RUNWAY 27 AT THE UNCONTROLLED FRONT ROYAL, VA AIRPORT. EXCELLENT VFR WEATHER PREVAILED WITH 15 MILES VISIBILITY REPORTED. NEITHER PILOT WAS IN POSITION TO OBSERVE THE OTHER AIRCRAFT AT THE TIME OF THE COLLISION BUT BOTH HAD BEEN IN POSITION TO OBSERVE THE OTHER BEFORE TURNING ONTO THE FINAL APPROACHES. N756KP MADE A SAFE LANDING AT THE DULLES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. N95707 EXPERIENCED A LOSS OF ELEVATOR CONTROL AND THE AIRCRAFT MADE AN UNCONTROLLED DESCENT INTO THE TERRAIN.

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

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