NTSB Identification: MIA82FA038A
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, January 23, 1982 in NEWPORT RICHEY, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/23/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-34-200T, registration: N32555
Injuries: 3 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.

AFTER TAKEOFF, THE PILOT PROCEEDED TO THE HIDDEN LAKE AIRPORT WHICH WAS IN THE LOCAL AREA. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE MADE ONE CIRCLE OVER THE AIRPORT AT 2300 FT. WHILE TURNING LEFT THROUGH A SOUTHWESTERLY HEADING, HE HEARD A LOUD THUMP. SUBSEQUENTLY, HE REALIZED THAT A COLLISION HAD OCCURRED WITH ANOTHER AIRCRAFT. BOTH AIRCRAFT WERE SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED, BUT BOTH LANDED WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT. THE OTHER AIRCRAFT WAS A CESSNA 150, N45453, THAT HAD DEPARTED ORLANDO, FLORIDA ON A VFR FLIGHT TO TAMPA, FLORIDA.

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

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