NTSB Identification: FTW86LA170B
Accident occurred Friday, September 19, 1986 in KERRVILLE, TX
Aircraft: Eagle Aircraft Co. PERFORMANCE, registration: NONE
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.

WHILE ARRIVING FOR A 'FLY-ING' AT AN UNCONTROLLED ARPT, THE PLT OF A PT-22, N48331, TURNED ONTO FINAL APCH AFTER THE PLT OF A PRECEDING ACFT HAD TURNED OFF OF THE RWY. AT ABOUT THE SAME TIME, THE PLT OF AN UNREGISTERED ULTRALIGHT GYROCOPTER TAXIED ONTO THE RWY & BEGAN TAKING OFF. THE PT-22 PLT DID NOT SEE THE GYROCOPTER & CONTINUED HIS APCH. THE GYROCOPTER PLT STATED THAT HE HAD WAITED FOR OTHER ACFT TO LAND, THEN CHECKED FOR ACFT ON FINAL APCH, BUT DID NOT SEE ANY, SO HE TAXIED ONTO THE RWY & STARTED HIS TAKEOFF. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE TWO ACFT COLLIDED ABOUT 1500 FT DOWN THE RWY. THE COLLISION OCCURRED AS THE GYROCOPTER WAS JUST LIFTING OFF. THE PT-22 PLT COULD NOT SEE OVER THE NOSE OF HISACFT WHILE IT WAS ROLLING WITH THE TAILWHEEL ON THE GROUND.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT/FACILITIES..CONGESTED

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