NTSB Identification: MIA82FA038B
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, January 23, 1982 in NEWPORT RICHEY, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/23/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 150M, registration: N45453
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.

THE PILOT DEPARTED ORLANDO, FLORIDA ON A VFR FLIGHT TO TAMPA, FLORIDA. AT ABOUT 1534 EST, THE PILOT CONTACTED TAMPA APPROACH CONTROL FOR VFR FLIGHT FOLLOWING. APPROACH CONTROL REPORTED RADAR CONTACT, AND AT THE SAME TIME, ISSUED AN ADVISORY, "TRAFFIC AT ELEVEN O'CLOCK, ONE MILE." THE PILOT REPORTED THAT A FEW SECONDS LATER, A COLLISION WITH ANOTHER AIRCRAFT OCCURRED FROM THE ABOVE, LEFT SIDE. BOTH AIRCRAFT WERE SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED, BUT BOTH LANDED WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT. THE OTHER AIRCRAFT WAS A PIPER PA-34, N32555, IN A LEFT TURN OVER A LOCAL AIRPORT.

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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