NTSB Identification: FTW82DA361A
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, September 01, 1982 in PLAINVIEW, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/01/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N62405
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

WHILE RECEIVING TRAFFIC ADVISORIES ENROUTE TO PLAINVIEW, THE PLT OF THE C-172 WAS GIVEN THE TRAFFIC ADVISORY FREQ FOR HALE COUNTY ARPT AS 120.7. HOWEVER THE PLT COPIED 127.7 & REACHED FTW CENTER INSTEAD. THE PLT MADE NO FURTHER ATTEMPTS TO OBTAIN THE CORRECT FREQ & REPORTED PATTERN POSITIONS ON UNICOM FREQ OF 122.95. THE BE-95 WAS MAKING A MODIFIED STRAIGHT-IN APPROACH & WAS MAKING POSITION REPORTS ON 120.7. BOTH ACFT LANDED SAFELY AFTER THE COLLISION. THE TOWER HAD BEEN CLOSED AS A RESULT OF A SHORTAGE OF CONTROLLERS.

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

CONTROL TOWER..NOT OPERATING


Contributing Factors

RADIO COMMUNICATIONS..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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