NTSB Identification: ATL84LA047.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22407.
Accident occurred Tuesday, November 08, 1983 in BESSEMER, AL
Aircraft: PIPER PA28-181, registration: N83816
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A STATION WAGON WHILE TAXIING FOR TAKEOFF DURING A PURCHASER DEMONSTRATION FLT. THE PROSPECTIVE BUYERS WERE A HUSBAND AND WIFE AND THE WIFE WAS OCCUPYING THE LEFT FRONT SEAT WITH THE CFI IN THE RIGHT SEAT. THE CFI STATED, THAT WHILE TURNING TO TAXI THE ACFT'S LEFT WING MAIN SPAR WAS DAMAGED WHEN THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH THE STATION WAGON.

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:

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ASSISTANCE..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CREW/GROUP COORDINATION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..VEHICLE

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