NTSB Identification: BFO84IA005A.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33352.
Scheduled 14 CFR (D.B.A. UNITED AIRLINES )
Incident occurred Monday, September 03, 1984 in WASHINGTON, DC
Aircraft: BOEING 727-22, registration: N7078U
Injuries: 81 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various sources and may not have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.

MISHAP ACFT, NEW YORK AIR FLIGHT 306 (NYA 306) FOLLOWED A BOEING 727, UNITED FLIGHT 827 (UAL 827), TO THE RUN-UP AREA AND POSITIONED IN THE #2 SPOT FOR TAKEOFF, ANTICIPATING UAL 827 WOULD RECEIVE TAKEOFF CLEARANCE FIRST. NYA 306 WAS CLEARED FIRST FOR TAKEOFF INSTEAD AND PLT INITIATED A HARD RIGHT TURN BUT ACFT WAS NOT IN POSITION TO PASS CLEAR. NYA 306 LEFT WING TIP STRUCK TRAILING EDGE OF UAL 827 RIGHT WING.

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

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT

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