NTSB Identification: CHI88LA023.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35009.
Accident occurred Saturday, November 14, 1987 in ELKHART, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/25/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA A150K, registration: N8382M
Injuries: 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 PLT OF CESSNA A150K, N8382M, WAS LANDING AFTER THE PLT OF ANOTHER CESSNA 150 HAD LANDED & HAD STARTED TO BACK-TAXI UP THE SAME RWY. THE PLT OF THE OTHER ACFT STATED THAT SHE HAD ANNOUNCED HER INTENTIONS TO BACK TAXI UP THE RWY & THAT SHE DID NOT HEAR ANY TRAFFIC CALLS FROM N8382M THRU-OUT HER LANDING SEQUENCE. ALSO, SHE STATED THAT IT WAS NORMAL PRACTICE AT THAT ARPT TO BACK-TAXI ON THE PAVED RWY RATHER THAN IN THE GRASS. AT ABOUT THE SAME TIME, BOTH PLTS SAW THE OTHER'S ACFT. THE PLT OF N8382M MANEUVERED TO THE LEFT WHILE THE PLT OF THE OTHER ACFT TURNED TO THE RIGHT. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE LANDING GEAR OF N8382M COLLAPSED AS THE PLT INTENTIONALLY GROUND LOOPED THE ACFT TO AVOID A COLLISION.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

RADIO COMMUNICATIONS..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..AIRCRAFT MOVING ON GROUND


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