NTSB Identification: SEA81IA016
14 CFR Part 121 Scheduled operation of BRANIFF AIRWAYS INC
Aircraft: BOEING 727, registration: N439BN

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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4-0016  81/1/14    SEATTLE,WA          BOEING 727          CR-  0  0  6  SCHED DOM PASSG SRV       AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 1832                    N439BN              PX-  0  0 31                            UNK/NR, UNK/NR TOTAL
                                       DAMAGE-NONE         OT-  0  0  1                            HOURS, UNK/NR IN TYPE,
                                                                                                   INSTRUMENT RATED.
        CLASSIFIED AS INCIDENT
        NAME OF AIRPORT - BOEING
        OPERATOR - BRANIFF AIRWAYS,INC.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          SEATTLE,WA                  PORTLAND,OR
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLISION WITH AIRCRAFT: BOTH ON GROUND                  TAXI: TO TAKEOFF
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - MISUNDERSTANDING OF ORDERS OR INSTRUCTIONS
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - FOG
        WEATHER BRIEFING - COMPANY DISPATCH
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OBSCURATION                                               500
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          1/2 MILE OR LESS                                         NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          FOG                                                       41
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          160                                                       8
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR                                                      IFR
        REMARKS- NEAR-COLLISION.TWR UN SEE DUE FOG.HOLDING SHORT RWY 13R VICE 13L.2/3 RWY OBSTRUCTED BY B-727.

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