NTSB Identification: NYC87FA020A.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35352.
Accident occurred Thursday, October 16, 1986 in FISHERS ISLAND, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/11/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 182E, registration: N2830Y
Injuries: 2 Fatal,2 Serious.

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.

A CESSNA 182 TAKING OFF ON RWY 25 COLLIDED WITH A PIPER PA-28-181 WHICH WAS LANDING ON RWY 12. THE COLLISION OCCURRED IN THE INTERSECTION OF THE TWO RUNWAYS. THE TWO OCCUPANTS OF THE CESSNA WERE SEROUSLY INJURED AND THE TWO OCCUPANTS OF THE PIPER WERE FATALLY INJURED IN THE ACCIDENT. BOTH AIRCRAFT WERE DESTROYED BY FIRE. NO RADIO TRANSMISSIONS WERE HEARD FROM THE PIPER PRIOR TO LANDING. THE CESSNA PILOT WAS HEARD TO HAVE TRANSMITTED HIS INTENTIONS TO TAKEOFF ON UNICOM FREQUENCY BUT WAS NOT OBSERVED TO MAKE A CLEARING 360 GROUND TURN PRIOR TO TAKEOFF. HIGH TERRAIN PREVENTS A PILOT ON THE GROUND AT RWY 25 FROM SEEING THE APPROACH END OF RWY 12. THE PASS'G ON THE PIPER, WHO WAS A PRIVATE PLT WAS DOCUMENTED AS BEING REMOVED FROM THE LEFT FRONT SEAT OF THE ACFT. THE PIPER ALSO FLEW AN INCORRECT TRAFFIC PATTERN ACCORDING TO WITNESSES.

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

VFR PROCEDURES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..REDUCED..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

TRAFFIC ADVISORY..NOT ISSUED..PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT

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