NTSB Identification: LAX84FA378A.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25361.
Accident occurred Thursday, July 05, 1984 in RICHMOND, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 182Q, registration: N95726
Injuries: 2 Fatal,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.

THESE TWO ACFT WERE FLYING BETWEEN 1500-2000 FT OVER RICHMOND, CA, WHEN THEY COLLIDED. N103PD WAS ON POLICE SURVEILLANCEAND WAS CIRCLING TO THE LEFT. THE OTHER, N95726, WAS ON A X-COUNTRY ON A HEADING OF ABOUT 350 DEGREES. THE COLLISION TORE THE RIGHT WING TIP OFF OF N95726 BUT HE WAS ABLE TO CONTINUE FLYING AND LANDED. THE OTHER ACFT LOST ITS WING ON THEWAY DOWN AND CRASHED VERTICALLY INTO A WAREHOUSE.

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 SEPARATION..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT

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

ALTITUDE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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