NTSB Identification: NYC02LA141B
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 17, 2002 in Dayton, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/25/2003
Aircraft: Clark KitFox IV, registration: N430DC
Injuries: 3 Minor,1 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.
After landing on the grass area adjacent to the paved runway, the Kitfox pilot taxied his airplane eastbound, where he "looked down the runway," observing that there was no traffic on the runway or on final approach. The pilot then announced on the common traffic advisory frequency that he was going to "back taxi" on the active runway. As the KitFox entered onto the runway, it was struck by another airplane, which was on rollout from landing. The landing airplane was not equipped with a communications radio or a landing light. The airport traffic area was uncontrolled. The weather reported at a nearby airport, about the time of the accident, included visibility of 6 miles and haze.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The inadequate visual lookout by the pilot of the Kitfox. Factors related to the accident were the non-radio equipped Waco, and the hazy visual conditions. Full narrative available
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