NTSB Identification: LAX83LVD02B
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, October 10, 1982 in GUALALA, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/10/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R, registration: N8465Y
Injuries: 4 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

CESSNA 172, N29150, & PIPER PA-28, N8465Y, WERE BOTH DEPARTING FROM A PVT, UNCTLD ARPT AT THE SAME TIME, BUT FROM OPPOSITE DRCTNS ON THE SAME RWY. TH RWY WAS CROWNED IN THE CENTER WHICH PREVENTED LINE-OF-SIGHT TO ACFT ON OPPOSITE ENDS. EACH PLT STATED THAT HE MADE THE APPROPRIATE RADIO CALLS ON THE UNICM FREQ BFR STARTING TKOF. DRG THEIR TKOF ROLLS, THEY APCHD EACH OTHER NEAR THE MID PART OF THE RWY. THE CESSNA PLT STATED HE MNVRD TO THE RGT WHILE THE PIPER REMAINED IN THE CENTER OF THE RWY. THE PIPER PLT STATED HE SWERVED RIGHT, BUT THAT THE CESSNA WENT LFT, THEN RGT, THEN LFT AGAIN, & FINALLY HE PULLED UP TO AVOID A COLLISION. AS THE ACFT PASSED, THE LFT WING TIPS COLLIDED. THE OCCUPANTS OF THE PIPER HAD 32 BAGS OF MARIJUANA IN THEIR POSSESSION. THE CESSNA PLT, AN MD, STATED THE PIPER PLT HAD DILATED PUPILS, FACIAL SWEATING, TREMULOUS HANDS, TELEGRAPHED SPEECH, DIAPHORETIC APPEARANCE & SHOWED GENERAL AGGITATION.

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

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION



Contributing Factors

OBJECT..AIRCRAFT MOVING ON GROUND

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