NTSB Identification: FTW85IA011B.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27048.
Scheduled 14 CFR operation of REPUBLIC AIRLINES (D.B.A. 7500 AIRLINE DRIVE )
Incident occurred Monday, October 08, 1984 in HOUSTON, TX
Aircraft: DOUGLAS DC-9-32, registration: N3322L
Injuries: 44 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.
N3322L INADVERTENTLY CROSSED THE ACTIVE RWY 04 AT THE TIME N107T BECAME AIRBORNE ON TAKEOFF FROM THAT RWY. A NEAR MISS OCCURRED AS THE CAPTAIN AND 1ST OFFICER OF N107T OBSERVED N3322L ON THE RWY AND MADE A MAX PERFORMANCE CLIMB OVER THE TOP OF N3322L. N3322L WAS ORIGINALLY CLEARED FOR TAKEOFF ON RWY 04 VIA TAXIWAY CHARLIE TO FOXTROT. THE FLT CREW DID NOT MAKE A NECESSARY TURN FROM TAXIWAY CHARLIE TO TAXIWAY FOXTROT. NEITHER ACFT WAS VISIBLE FROM THE TOWER DUE TO REDUCED VISIBILITY.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this incident to be:BECAME LOST/DISORIENTED..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this incident to be:INSTRUCTIONS,WRITTEN/VERBAL..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND
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