NTSB Identification: FTW83AA104A.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22451.
Accident occurred Sunday, February 06, 1983 in HOUSTON, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 550, registration: N100VV
Injuries: 8 Uninjured.

AFTER LANDING ON RWY 31L, THE AIRCREW OF N100VV REQUESTED CLEARANCE TO TURN OFF TO THE RIGHT AT MIDFIELD ONTO RWY 22. THE REQUEST WAS APPROVED & THE AIRCREW WAS INSTRUCTED TO USE CAUTION FOR A CHEROKEE PROCEEDING FROM THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION. THE PLT OF N100VV STATED THAT AFTER HE TURNED RIGHT ONTO RWY 4/22 & WAS CLEAR OF THE CHEROKEE, HE ATTEMPTED TO CONTACT THE TOWER TO ADVISE OF HIS INTENTIONS. HOWEVER, THE FREQ WAS TOO BUSY, SO HE SWITCHED TO THE GROUNDFREQ & TRANSMITTED THAT HE WAS 'OFF 31L, GOING TO ATLANTIC.' THIS TRANSMISSION ENDED JUST AS N100VV WAS ENTERING THE INTERSECTION OF RWYS 22 & 31R. JUST PRIOR TO THAT, N222WL HAD BEEN CLEARED FOR TAKEOFF ON RWY 31R & HAD BEGUN ITS TAKEOFF ROLL. N222WL WAS AT APRX 70 KTS WHEN ITS AIRCREW SAW N100VV STARTING TO CROSS THE ACTIVE RWY. THE PLT OF N222WL ATTEMPTED TO TAKEOFF & AVOID A COLLISION, BUT WAS UNABLE TO CLEAR N100VV. N222WL CRASHED & SLID TO A STOP APRX 400 FT BEYOND THE IMPACT POINT WITH N100VV, THEN BURNED.

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:

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DUSK


Contributing Factors

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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