NTSB Identification: CHI87FA004B.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33302.
Accident occurred Wednesday, October 15, 1986 in CHARLESTON, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181, registration: N30019
Injuries: 1 Fatal,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.

N8267W WAS ON PRACTICE NDB APPROACH TO RWY 29 UNDER ATC CLRNC WITH HOODED STU AT CONTROLS IN LEFT SEAT, IP IN RIGHT SEAT, PROCEEDING LEVEL AT MDA FOR LOW PASS. EVIDENCE INDICATES N30019 HAD ENTERED DOWNWIND FOR RWY 24 AND WAS IN LEFT TURN VFR APPROACH FOR RWY 24 AT COLLISION. CREW OF N8267W HAD BROADCAST 'IN THE BLIND' POSITION AND INTENTIONS ON UNICOM FREQ. PLT OF N30019 HAD RECEIVED UNICOM ADVISORY OF RWY 24 IN USE, BUT DID NOT BROADCAST POSITION OR INTENTIONS. IP IN N8267W DID NOT SEE N30019 UNTIL AFTER COLLISION. EVIDENCE INDICATES N30019 PASSED BENEATH N8267W IN LEFT TURN, STRIKING UNDERSIDE OF N8267W RIGHT WING/LANDING GEAR WITH OWN RIGHT WING OUTER PANEL. CLOSING ANGLE ESTIMATED FROM WITNESS STATEMENTS WAS 130 DEGREES. COLLISION ANGLE CALCULATED FROM IMPACT SCRATCH MARKS WAS 92 DEGREES.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WING..FAILURE,PARTIAL

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

TRAFFIC ADVISORY..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

RADIO COMMUNICATIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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