NTSB Identification: LAX85LA367A
Accident occurred Sunday, August 25, 1985 in GLENDALE, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N62868
Injuries: 6 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.

AS THE ACFT DEPARTED AN ARPT CONTROL ZONE, WHILE ON AN IFR FLIGHT AND UNDER THE CONTROL OF A TRACON FACILITY, THE CONTROLLER ADVISED THE PLT OF APPROACHING TRAFFIC AT 1 O'CLOCK AND 2 1/2 MILES. WHILE SEARCHING FOR THE ACFT THE PLT OBSERVED AN ACFT ON A COLLISION COURSE WITH HER AT HER 9 TO 10 O'CLOCK POSITION. SHE SAID SHE MADE A DIVING RIGHT TURN AND THE OTHER ACFTS WING TIP SEVERED THE LEFT STABILIZER AND ELEVATOR FROM HER ACFT. AFTER TWO UNSUCESSFUL ATTEMPTSTO LAND THE ACFT, THE PLT WAS ABLE TO LAND WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT.

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 LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT

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