NTSB Identification: FTW82FA155
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, April 28, 1982 in HOUSTON, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/28/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 411A, registration: N411HN
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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 ACFT WAS THE SECOND ACFT OF A FLIGHT OF TWO. THE LEAD ACFT HAD RECEIVED RADIO CLEARANCE FOR TAKEOFF. THE LEAD ACFT WAS TO PROCEED TO A VISUAL CHECKPOINT NORTHWEST OF THE ARPT & WAIT FOR THIS ACFT TO JOIN UP. WITNESSES OBSERVED THE ACFT DEPART RWY 17 & REMAIN AT LOW ALTITUDE. A LEFT TURN WAS COMPLETED WITH THE ACFT PASSING OVER THE WITNESSES AT LOW ALTITUDE. THEY SAW THE PLT LOOKING FROM SIDE TO SIDE JUST PRIOR TO THE ACFT COLLIDING WITH A RADIO TOWER/ANTENNA.

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

PROPER CLIMB RATE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..ELECTRICAL TOWER

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