MIA96LA027A
MIA96LA027A

On November 22, 1995, about 1500 eastern standard time, a Piper PA-23-150, N2114P, collided with a Cessna T210N, N210PW, registered to White Mountain, Inc., at the Ocala Regional/Jim Taylor Field Airport, Ocala, Florida. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and no flight plan was filed for either flight. Both flights were operating as 14 CFR Part 91 instructional flights. The Piper airplane was substantially damaged and the certified flight instructor (CFI) and commercial-rated student were not injured. The Cessna airplane sustained minor damage and the CFI and private-rated student were not injured. The Piper flight originated about 1437, from the Ocala Regional Airport. The Cessna flight originated about 1430, also from the Ocala Airport.

The CFI of the Piper stated that his instrument student was executing a practice localizer approach to runway 36. The student stated that he advised on the Common Traffic Advisory Frequency (CTAF) when the flight was 4 miles and 1 mile from the airport, touch-and-go runway 36. The student performed a touch-and-go landing then while climbing during the upwind leg, about 480 feet mean sea level (msl), he felt an impact. The CFI stated that immediately after the impact he observed that the right horizontal stabilator was deformed down and took control of the airplane. He elected to fly to where the airplane is based, at the Williston Municipal Airport and landed uneventfully.

Two witnesses on the airport at the time of the accident stated that the midair collision occurred at about 480 feet msl, and about 3/4 of the way down the departure end of runway 36.

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