NTSB Identification: ATL87FA006B.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32958.
Accident occurred Sunday, October 19, 1986 in HAMILTON, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/10/1988
Aircraft: MYERS LITTLE TOOT 1, registration: N8152
Injuries: 2 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.

THE CESSNA HIGH WING WAS IN THE TRAFFIC PATTERN DOING TOUCH AND GO'S AND WAS ON THE THIRD APCH WHEN THE HOMEBUILT BIWING ENTERED THE TRAFFIC PATTERN. THE HOMEBUILT OVERTOOK THE CESSNA ON SHORT FINAL. THE COLLISION OCCURRED ABOUT 100-200 FEET AGL. BOTH ACFT LANDED SAFELY. THE TOP OF THE LEFT WING OF THE CESSNA HAD THREE BLACK STREAKS ON IT AS WELL AS A DAMAGED LEFT AILERON. THE HOMEBUILT HAD A DAMAGED RIGHT BOTTOM WING TIP. THERE WERE TWO DISTINCT CUTS IN THE SPAR AND FABRIC. THE HOMEBUILT DID NOT HAVE A RADIO. THE DOWNWIND LEG OF THE TRAFFIC PATTERN WAS ON A HEADING OF ALMOST DUE WEST. THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED WHEN THE SUN WAS LOW ON THE WESTERN HORIZON AND THE WEATHER WAS CLEAR.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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/AURAL PERCEPTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL SEPARATION..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..SUNGLARE

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