NTSB Identification: LAX88LA073B.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35095.
Accident occurred Monday, December 21, 1987 in BURBANK, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/11/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-161, registration: N4309Y
Injuries: 3 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.

WHILE HOLDING SHORT OF THE ACTIVE RWY, THE NUMBER ONE ACFT,N4309Y, WAS HAVING RADIO PROBLEMS. THE TOWER BEGAN TO CLEAR OTHER ACFT FOR TAKEOFF. TWO ACFT WERE ABLE TO GET AROUND THE NUMBER ONE ACFT AND TAKEOFF. THE THIRD ACFT CLEARED TO TAXI INTO POSITION DID NOT SEE THE NUMBER ONE ACFT NOR DID HE REALIZE AN ACFT WAS HOLDING IN FRONT OF HIM, COLLIDED INTO THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE NUMBER ONE ACFT.

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

OBJECT..AIRCRAFT MOVING ON GROUND

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT


Contributing Factors

COMM/NAV EQUIPMENT,RECEIVER..ERRATIC

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