On March 28, 1996, at 1105 eastern standard time, aN O'Connell Christen Eagle, N13LD, collided with a Cessna 152, N757NP, on runway 20 at the New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport in New Smyrna, Florida. The Christen Eagle, and the Cessna 152 instructional flight, were operated under the provisions of 14 CFR Part 91 with no flight plans filed. Visual weather conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. Both airplanes sustained substantial damage, and the occupants of both airplanes were not injured. The Christen Eagle departed Daytona Beach, Florida, at 1045. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
According to a witness, the Christen Eagle radioed it's position in the traffic pattern and it's landing intentions on runway 20; no radio calls were received from the Cessna 152 which was holding short of runway 20 for takeoff. As the Christen Eagle started it's landing flare, the Cessna 152 taxied onto the runway. The Certified Flight Instructor on the Cessna 152 stated that they searched for air traffic prior to taxiing onto the runway. During the subsequent landing roll, the Christen Eagle collided with the aft side of the Cessna 152 left wing assembly.