NTSB Identification: SEA86LA014B.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29363.
Accident occurred Thursday, October 17, 1985 in PULLMAN, WA
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N4702A
Injuries: 2 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.

THE PILOT OF THE LANDING AIRCRAFT FAILED TO SEE AND AVOID THE DEPARTING AIRCRAFT. THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK THE DEPARTING AIRCRAFTS VERTICAL STABILIZER AND RUDDER WITH THE PROPELLER.APPROXIMATELY 40% OF THE VERTICAL STABILIZER AND RUDDER SEPARATED FROM THE AIRCRAFT DURING THE PROPELLER STRIKE.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GO-AROUND..REDUCED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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