NTSB Identification: LAX86FA025B.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30432.
Accident occurred Friday, October 25, 1985 in SACRAMENTO, CA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181, registration: N43091
Injuries: 3 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.

AS THE CESSNA 182P PILOT FLEW THROUGH A CONTROL ZONE WITHOUT ESTABLISHING COMMUNICATIONS AT AN ALTITUDE OF 3,500 FT, A PIPER PA28 WAS BEGINNING ITS APPROACH FOR LANDING. THE PIPER'S PILOT WAS PRACTICING INSTRUMENT FLIGHT USING A HOOD AND A SAFETY PILOT. THE PIPER WAS UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE LOCAL TRACON FACILITY AND CLEARED TO DESCEND OUT OF 5,500 FEET TO 2,600 FOR SEQUENCING. ONE MINUTE AFTER THE PIPER BEGAN ITS DESCENT THE SAFETY PILOT REPORTED THAT THEY HAD COLLIDED WITH ANOTHER ACFT.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..NOT MAINTAINED..COPILOT/SECOND PILOT

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..COPILOT/SECOND PILOT

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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