NTSB Identification: NYC88LA012A.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36928.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 17, 1987 in BEDFORD, MA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/07/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N97313
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.

A CESSNA 172, N97313, AND A BEECH C23, N6718Z, COLLIDED IN FLT AS THE PLTS OF BOTH ACFT WERE ARRIVING TO LAND ON RWY 11 AT HANSCOM FIELD. THE CESSNA PLT HAD PLANNED TO LAND AT BEVERLY, MA, BUT DIVERTED TO HANSOM FIELD DUE TO WX. THE CESSNA WAS IN A LEFT TURN AS THE 2 ACFT CONVERGED. THE BEECH PLT SAW THE CESSNA JUST BEFORE IMPACT & TOOK EVASIVE ACTION. DRG THE COLLISION, THE ELEVATOR OF THE BEECH C23 & THE RIGHT WING & PROP OF THE CESSNA 172 WERE DAMAGED; HOWEVER, BOTH PLTS WERE ABLE TO LAND SAFELY.

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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