NTSB Identification: NYC83IA013A
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Incident occurred Monday, October 25, 1982 in AUGUSTA, ME
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/25/1983
Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65, registration: N25973
Injuries: 4 Uninjured.

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

THE STUDENT AND FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR (CFI) OF CESSNA 172, N5742T, STARTED TO TAXI WHILE THE STUDENT AND CFI OF PIPER JC3-65, N25973, WERE LANDING. THE CESSNA AIRCREW SAW THE PIPER LAND AND TURN OFF ONTO THE SAME TAXIWAY THAT THEY WERE ON, BUT FROM THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION. THEY STOPPED THE CESSNA ON THE EDGE OF THE TAXIWAY WITH THE RIGHT WHEEL JUST ON THE PAVEMENT TO MAKE ROOM FOR THE OTHER PLANE TO PASS. THE PIPER (WITH NO RADIO) WAS S-TURNING SO AS TO SEE AHEAD. THE CFI OF THE PIPER STATED THAT HE HAD UNBUCKLED AND PULLED HIMSELF UP TWICE TO LOOK OVER THE TOP OF THE DASHBOARD, BUT SAW NOTHING AHEAD. THE CFI OF THE CESSNA STATED THAT WHEN THE PIPER WAS ABOUT 200 FT AWAY, IT TURNED AS THOUGH TO PASS, BUT WHEN IT WAS ABOUT 50 FT AWAY, IT CHANGED DIRECTIONS AND RAN INTO HIS AIRCRAFT. HE STATED THAT THE CESSNA WAS STOPPED WITH THE BRAKES ON FOR ABOUT 20 SEC BEFORE THE COLLISION. BOTH AIRCRAFT RECEIVED ONLY MINOR DAMAGE.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..DUAL STUDENT

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

SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

MANEUVER..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT



Contributing Factors

OBJECT..AIRCRAFT PARKED/STANDING

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