NTSB Identification: SEA83FA054.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20289.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Saturday, February 05, 1983 in SEATTLE, WA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-34-200T, registration: N2859M
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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.

THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH ANOTHER PARKED AIRCRAFT WHILE TAXIING TO TAKEOFF. THE TIME WAS DAWN AND THE TAXIWAY LIGHTS WERE ON. THE TAXIING PILOT ALLOWED HIS AIRCRAFT TO STRAY AND COLLIDED WITH A PARKED PA-34. BOTH AIRCRAFT WERE DAMAGED SUBSTANTIALLY. THE PARKED AIRCRAFT WAS ABOUT 10 FEET CLOSER TO THE TAXIWAY THAN NORMAL BECAUSE OF CONGESTION. THE PILOT ALSO REPORTED CONDENSATION ON THE COCKPIT WINDOWS.

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:

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DAWN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TEMPERATURE EXTREMES


Contributing Factors

WINDOW,FLIGHT COMPARTMENT WINDOW/WINDSHIELD..DIRTY(FOGGY)


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,TAXIWAY CONDITION..CONGESTED


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..AIRCRAFT PARKED/STANDING

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