NTSB Identification: NYC84LA205B.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25014.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Thursday, May 31, 1984 in TETERBORO, NJ
Aircraft: PIPER AEROSTAR 600, registration: N8208J
Injuries: 2 Minor,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.

A PIPER PA-34-200T, N33086 & A PIPER AEROSTAR 600, N8208T, WERE INVOLVED IN AN ON-GROUND COLLISION AT NIGHT. IFR FLT PLANS HAD BEEN FILED FOR BOTH ACFT & THE PLTS OF BOTH ACFT HAD BEGUN TAXIING FOR TAKEOFF. ACCORDING TO THE PA-34 PLT, HE HAD BEEN CLEARED TO TAXI TO RWY 1 VIA TAXIWAYS DELTA, FOXTROT & ECHO & WAS TO HOLD SHORT OF PAPA. AT APRX 200 FT SHORT OF PAPA, THE PA-34 PLT BEGAN SLOWING TO STOP, BUT DID NOT SEE THE AEROSTAR, WHICH WAS HOLDING SHORT OF PAPA, UNTIL JUST BEFORE THE COLLISION. THE PA-34 RECEIVED ONLY MINOR DAMAGE, BUT THE AEROSTAR WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED. THE PA-34 PLT CHARACTERIZED HIS VISIBILITY AS POOR DUE TO A COMBINATION OF RAIN CONDITIONS & POOR FRONTAL LIGHTING CAPABILITY OF HIS ACFT.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HAZE/SMOKE

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