NTSB Identification: MKC88FA028A.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36646.
Accident occurred Tuesday, December 15, 1987 in KANSAS CITY, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/08/1989
Aircraft: AERO COMMANDER 680FL, registration: N6509V
Injuries: 90 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

AT 2108:57 EA FLT 275(EA275) A BOEING 727, WAS CLEARED TO TAKEOFF ON RUNWAY 19 AND AT 2110:24 N6509V, AN AERO COMMANDER,WAS CLEARED TO TAXI INTO POSITION AND HOLD. N6509V ENTERED RUNWAY 19 NEAR MID-FIELD AT TAXIWAY A-3 WITHOUT ADVISING THE TOWER OF HIS INTENT TO DEPART FROM AN INTERSECTION. THE CAPTAIN OF EA275 SAW N6509V ENTERING THE RUNWAY; HOWEVER HE STATED THERE WAS INSUFFICIENT TIME TO ABORT THE TAKEOFF. HE VEERED SLIGHTLY TO THE RIGHT AND BEGAN AN EARLY ROTATION IN AN EFFORT TO MISS N6509V. EA275'S LEFT WING TIP STRUCK THE RIGHT WING OF N6509V CAUSING SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE TO N6509V ANDMINOR DAMAGE TO EA275. THE CREW OF EA275 WAS UNAWARE OF THE COLLISION AND CONTINUED TO SEATTLE WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT.NIGHT VMC EXISTED AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT. CONSIDERABLE SNOW REMOVAL ACTIVITY WAS IN PROGRESS ON TAXIWAYS BETWEEN TAXIWAY A-3 AND THE NORTH END OF RUNWAY 19. THE LOCAL CONTROLLER DID NOT VERIFY THE POSITION OF N6509V BEFORE CLEARING THE AIRPLANE ONTO THE RUNWAY AND THE GROUND CONTROLLER DID NOT MONITOR THE TAXI ROUTE OF N6509V. TRAFFIC WAS LIGHT.

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

IDENTIFICATION OF AIRCRAFT VISUALLY..NOT PERFORMED..ATC PERSONNEL(LCL/GND/CLNC)

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

MONITORING..NOT PERFORMED..ATC PERSONNEL(LCL/GND/CLNC)

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..ATC PERSONNEL(LCL/GND/CLNC)

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

CREW/GROUP COORDINATION..INADEQUATE..ATC PERSONNEL(LCL/GND/CLNC)

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

SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..ATC PERSONNEL(SUPERVISOR)

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

ALL AVAILABLE RUNWAY..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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