NTSB Identification: ATL84FA118A.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23940.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Wednesday, March 07, 1984 in ATLANTA, GA
Aircraft: PIPER PA 31-350, registration: N62849
Injuries: 2 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.
THE AIRCREWS OF A PIPER PA-31, N62849, & A PIPER PA-30, N7047Y, PROCEEDED TO TAXI AT DAWN FROM A CARGO RAMP TO RWY 26. THEIR TAXI ROUTE WAS DOWN A PARALLEL TAXIWAY. THE PA-31 PLT STOPPED AT A GLIDE SLOPE HOLD LINE WHICH WAS LOCATED NEAR THE END OF THE PARALLEL TAXIWAY. WHILE HE WAS WAITING FOR AN ACFT TO LAND, THE PA-30 CONVERGED FROM HIS REAR. THE PLT OF THE PA-30 SAID HE DID NOT SEE THE PA-31 IN THE DARKNESS UNTIL IT WAS TO LATE TO STOP. HE DID NOT SEE ANY LIGHTS ON THE PA-31, EXCEPT A WHITE POSITION LIGHT. ALSO, HE REPORTED THAT HIS VISION WAS DETERRED BY THE LANDING LIGHTS OF THE ACFT ON FINAL APCH. BOTH ACFT WERE SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED BY IMPACT.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT
VISUAL/AURAL PERCEPTION..PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT
OBJECT..AIRCRAFT MOVING ON GROUND
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