NTSB Identification: LAX86LA034B.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30409.
Accident occurred Wednesday, November 06, 1985 in CHANDLER, AZ
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N2315V
Injuries: 3 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.
DURING A DUAL INSTRUCTIONAL FLIGHT THE CFI STATED THAT HE WAS LOOKING FOR TRAFFIC WHILE MONITORING HIS STUDENT'S PERFORMANCE. THE CFI FAILED TO OBSERVE THAT AN ACFT WAS AHEAD OF HIM IN THE TRAFFIC PATTERN. THAT ACFT WAS AT A LOWER ALTITUDE & WAS ON SHORT FINAL APPROACH FOR THE RWY ON WHICH THE CFI INTENDED TO LAND. THE CFI'S ACFT FLARED FOR LANDING ON TOP OF & COLLIDED WITH THE ACFT WHICH HAD JUST TOUCHED DOWN.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT
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