NTSB Identification: SEA82DA028B
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, February 06, 1982 in MEDFORD, OR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/06/1983
Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BC12-D, registration: N95078
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

AFTER LANDING THE PILOT OF TAYLORCRAFT, N9507B, WAS CLEARED TO PROCEED TO HIS PARKING AREA. AT 1054:50, GROUND CONTROL ADVISED HIM OF STEARMAN, N56270, APPROACHING FROM THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION. THE TAYLORCRAFT PILOT ADJUSTED HIS TAXI PATH TO THE RIGHT OF THE TAXIWAY TO CLEAR THE ONCOMING STEARMAN. WHILE TAXIING AT 1055, THE STEARMAN PILOT CALLED ON TOWER FREQUENCY AND REPORTED "READY FOR WESTBOUND TAKEOFF." THIS WAS HIS FIRST RADIO TRANSMISSION FOR THAT FLIGHT. SHORTLY THEREAFTER, THE TAYLORCRAFT PILOT NOTED THAT THE STEARMAN WAS CONVERGING AND MADE AN EVASIVE RIGHT TURN OFF OF THE TAXIWAY AND INTO THE GRASS. HOWEVER, THE LEFT WING OF EACH AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH ONE ANOTHER. THE STEARMAN RECEIVED MINOR DAMAGE WHILE THE TAYLORCRAFT WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..AIRCRAFT MOVING ON GROUND

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