NTSB Identification: DCA71A0010
14 CFR Part 121 Scheduled operation of HUGHES AIRWEST
Aircraft: DOUGLAS DC-9, registration: N9345

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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1-0005   71/6/6  NR.DUARTE,CALIF       DOUGLAS DC-9        CR-  5  0  0  SCHED DOM PASSG SRV       AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 1711                    N9345               PX- 44  0  0                            50, 15490 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  1  0  1                            2562 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        OPERATOR - HUGHES AIRWEST
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION         LAST ENROUTE STOP
          LOS ANGELES,CALIF           SEATTLE,WASH                 YAKIMA,WASH
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLISION WITH AIRCRAFT: BOTH IN FLIGHT                  IN FLIGHT: CLIMB TO CRUISE
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO SEE AND AVOID OTHER AIRCRAFT
           PERSONNEL - MISCELLANEOUS-PERSONNEL: PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT
         SPECIAL DATA
          SEGMENTS OF AVIATION INVOLVED - US AIR CARRIER-US MILITARY
          CONTROLLING AGENCY - CENTER EN-ROUTE                     RADAR CTL/SURVEILLANCE - UNDER RADAR CONTACT
          TRAFFIC ADVISORY ISSUED - NONE                           CONVERGENCE ANGLE-DEGREES -  39
          HORIZONTAL COLLISION ANGLE-DEGREES -   104               EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN - NO
         FIRE AFTER IMPACT
        REMARKS- BOTH CREWS HAD ONLY MRGL CPBLTY TO SEE AND AVOID.OTR C/F -ATC SYS LTD,PRECLUDED EFF IFR/VFR SEPN.

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