NTSB Identification: MIA85IA208B.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28946.
Incident occurred Friday, July 05, 1985 in WEST PALM BCH, FL
Aircraft: Gates Learjet LR-35A, registration: N163A
Injuries: 11 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators used data provided by various sources and may not have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.
A LEARJET 35 WAS CLEARED ON TO RUNWAY 09L AND HOLD, THE LEARJET CREW CONFIRMED WITH THE AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TOWER PERSONNEL THAT TE TRANSMISSION WAS INTENDED FOR THEM AND TAXIED INTO POSITION AND HELD. PERSONNEL ON DUTY IN THE CONTROL TOWER THEN CLEARED A CESSNA 403 POSITION AND HOLD ON RUNWAY 13. THE TOWER PERSONNEL THEN CLEARED THE LEARJET FOR DEPARTURE AND HE ACKNOWLEDGED. BOTH AIRCRAFT THEN BEGAN TO TAKE OFF AND MISSED EACH OTHER BY ABOUT 10 FT AFTER BECOMING AIRBORNE. THE PILOT OF THE CESSNA STATED LATER THAT HE THOGHT THE CLEARANCE WAS FOR HIM.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this incident to be:INTERPRETATION OF INSTRUCTIONS..INACCURATE..PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this incident to be:RADIO COMMUNICATIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT
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