NTSB Identification: MKC84FA272B.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25903.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 09, 1984 in AKRON, IA
Aircraft: CESSNA 182D, registration: N8783X
Injuries: 2 Fatal,2 Serious.
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.
N19JW, A CESSNA 195A AND N8783X, A CESSNA 182 DEPARTED MAPLETON, IA, AT APRX 0805 ON A VFR FLT TO AKRON, IA, TO ATTEND A FLY-IN BREAKFAST. THE TWO ACFT DID NOT TRAVEL THE SAME ROUTE OF FLIGHT TO AKRON, N19JW CROSSED OVER THE MIDPOINT OF THE ARPT ON CROSSWIND THEN TURNED LEFT DOWNWIND AND LEFT BASE APRX 2 MILES FROM THE APPROACH END OF RWY 34. N8783X INTERCEPTED THE FINAL APPROACH TO RWY 34 AT A 45 DEGREE ANGLE. WITNESSES SAW BOTH ACFT WHEN THEY WERE TWO MILES SSE OF THE ARPT. N19JW WAS ABOVE AND SLIGHTLY BEHIND N8783X. WHEN THE ACFT WERE APRX 450 FT FROM THE END OF THE RWY THE PROP FROM N19JW CONTACTED THE WING OF N8783X. THE PLT OF N19JW RECEIVED FATAL INJURIES AND A PAX IN N8783X RECEIVED FATAL INJURIES. EXAMINATION OF BOTH ACFT WRECKAGES AFTER THE ACCIDENT REVEALED THAT THE RADIOS IN EITHER ACFT WERE NOT ON THE SAME FREQUENCY AND THE CORRECT RADIO FREQ FOR AN UNCONTROLLED ARPT WAS NOT SELECTED.
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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