NTSB Identification: FTW84FA001B.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23666.
Accident occurred Sunday, October 02, 1983 in LA PORTE, TX
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N9132A
Injuries: 1 Fatal,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.

CESSNA 152, N6281Q, & PIPER PA-38, N9132A, WERE BOTH ON LOCAL, SOLO STUDENT FLTS. THE PLT OF A 3RD ACFT, WHO WAS HOLDING SHORT FOR TAKEOFF ON RWY 12, OBSERVED THE CESSNA 152 & PIPER PA-38 ON FINAL APCH. RECOGNIZING THE POTENTIAL FOR A MID-AIR COLLISION, HE TRANSMITTED A WARNING ON THE LOCAL UNICOM FREQ. THE PLT OF THE PA-38 HEARD THE TRANSMISSION & INITIATED A GO-AROUND & CONTINUED STRAIGHT AHEAD. THE CESSNA PLT CONTINUED THE LANDING, & AFTER A SHORT ROLL, HE TOOK OFF AGAIN. AFTER TAKING OFF, THE CESSNA WAS OBSERVED CLIMBING STRAIGHT AHEAD AT A STEEPER ANGLE THAN THE PA-38. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE CESSNA CLIMBED SLIGHTLY AHEAD OF & INTO THE PA-38'S PROP. DURING THE ACCIDENT, THE EMPENNAGE OF THE CESSNA SEPARATED & THE CESSNA IMMEDIATELY FELL & CRASHED. THE COLLISION CAUSED A SUDDEN STOPPAGE OF THE PA-38'S ENG. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE PA-38 PLT MADE A FORCED LANDING OFF THE END OF THE RWY. SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE OCCURRED TO THE PA-38 DURING THE FORCED LANDING.

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


Contributing Factors

TRAFFIC ADVISORY..ISSUED..OTHER PERSON


Contributing Factors

ABORTED LANDING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

GO-AROUND..INITIATED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TOUCH-AND-GO..CONTINUED..PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT

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