NTSB Identification: DCA83AA006B
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, November 20, 1982 in LIVINGSTON, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/20/1983
Aircraft: AERO COMMANDER 560E, registration: N3827C
Injuries: 3 Fatal.

AERO COMMANDER 560E, N3827C (27C), WAS RETURNING FROM BLAIRSTOWN WHERE IT HAD BEEN FLOWN FOR MINOR MAINT. THE PLT WAS ON AN IFR FLT PLAN, CLEARED BY NEW YORK TRACON TO PROCEED AT 2000 FT MSL ON A RADAR VECTOR OF 170 DEG FOR AN ILS APCH TO THE TETERBORO ARPT. THE ACFT WAS EQUIPPED WITH AN ALT ENCODING TRANSPONDER THAT WAS BEING USED. THE PLT WAS ADVISED OF NUMEROUS TARGETS AT HIS 12 O'CLOCK POSITION. AT APRX THE SAME TIME, CESSNA 182Q, N96402 (402), WAS ON A FLT FROM THE KUPPER ARPT TO RAMAPO ARPT. A DIRECT ROUTE BETWEEN THESE ARPTS WOULD HAVE INTERSECTED THE NW EDGE OF THE NEW YORK TCA WHERE POSITIVE CONTROL BEGAN BETWEEN 1800 & 7000 FT MSL. THE PLT WAS PROCEEDING VFR WITH NO FLT PLAN & WAS NOT IN RADIO COMM WITH ANY ATC FACILITY. 402 WAS EQUIPPED WITH A TRANSPONDER THAT WAS OPERATING, BUT HAD NO ALT ENCODING CAPABILITY. AS THE ACFT CONVERGED, 402 WAS ON A NORTHEASTERLY HEADING. THE PLANES COLLIDED ABOUT 1 MI INSIDE THE TCA. THEN IMPACTED THE GROUND APRX 1500 FT APART. A MAP WAS FOUND IN 402 WITH A LINE DRAWN BETWEEN THE ARPTS & INTERSECTING THE TCA.

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


Contributing Factors

AIR/GROUND COMMUNICATIONS..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT


Contributing Factors

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT


Contributing Factors

TRAFFIC ADVISORY..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT


Contributing Factors

UNSAFE/HAZARDOUS CONDITION..NOT IDENTIFIED..ATC PERSONNEL(DEP/APCH)

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