NTSB Identification: ANC84FA059A.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24730.
Accident occurred Wednesday, April 25, 1984 in ANCHORAGE, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N45928
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.

A STUDENT PLT IN A CESSNA 152, N45928, WAS INBOUND TO LAND ON RWY 33 AT MERRILL FIELD AT THE SAME TIME THAT ANOTHER STUDENT PLT IN CESSNA 152, N6479L, WAS DEPARTING FROM RWT 15. THE STUDENT IN N6479L WAS CLEARED FOR A 'CITY HIGH' DEPARTURE. AFTER TAKING OFF, HE TURNED EASTBOUND & CONVERGED WITH N45928 WHICH WAS ON A WESTERLY HEADING. N45928 HAD BEEN INSTRUCTED TO ENTER TRAFFIC TO LAND ON RWT 33. TOWER PERSONNEL ADVISED EACH PLT OF THE OTHER'S POSITION; HOWEVER, NEITHER PLT SAW THE OTHER ACFT UNTIL JUST PRIOR TO COLLIDING. THE VERTICAL STABILIZER OF N6479L HIT THE LOWER FUSELAGE OF N45928. BOTH ACFT LANDED SAFELY; BUT THE PLT OF N6479L HAD SOME DIFFICULTY SINCE THE RUDDER HAD BECOME JAMMED.

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

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