NTSB Identification: SEA84FA215A.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26170.
Accident occurred Saturday, September 01, 1984 in THE DALLES, OR
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180, registration: N6499J
Injuries: 6 Fatal.

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.

N6499J DEPARTED THE DALLES MUNICIPAL ARPT SHORTLY AFTER 0930 PDT ON A FLT TO VANCOUVER, WA. N4622T DEPARTED CHENOWETH AIRFIELD ( APRX 4 NM WEST OF THE DALLES) AT ABOUT 0930 PDT ON A FLT TO THE DALLES MUNICIPAL ARPT. A WITNESS WHO OBSERVED BOTH ACFT BEFORE THE COLLISION STATED THAT N6499J WAS IN A WINGS LEVEL CLIMBING ATTITUDE PROCEEDING NORTHWEST AND N4622T WAS IN A WINGS LEVEL ATTITUDE AT A RELATIVELY CONSTANT ALTITUDE TRAVELING EASTWARD. THE WITNESS CONTINUED TO STATE THAT N4622T WAS ABOVE OR ON TOP OF N6499J WHEN THE COLLISION OCCURRED. BOTH ACFT THEN DESCENDED STEEPLY TO GROUND IMPACT AND SUBSEQUENT FIRE. THE COLLISION OCCURRED APRX 3 NM NORTHWEST OF THE DALLES, OR.

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

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT

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