NTSB Identification: FTW82FA382B
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, September 16, 1982 in PARIS, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/16/1983
Aircraft: GRUMMAN AA5B, registration: N1531R
Injuries: 3 Fatal,1 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 PA-24 HAD DEPARTED RWY 17 AT COX FIELD & WAS CLIMBING AT THE TIME OF THE COLLISION. THE PLT HAD REPORTED HIS INTENDED DEPARTURE ON UNICOM. THE AA5B HAD REPORTED 5 MI SW OF THE ARPT DESCENDING THROUGH 5,000 FT. FOR LANDING. THE HEAD-ON COLLISION OCCURRED AT 5,000 FT. APPROXIMATELY 3 FT OF THE OUTBOARD PORTION OF THE PA-24 RIGHT WING SEPARATED & THE ACFT SPUN TO THE GROUND. THE AA5B WAS ABLE TO LAND WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT.

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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