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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 41985
Last updated: 24 March 2019
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Date:29-AUG-1982
Time:09:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172M
Owner/operator:General Aviation Company
Registration: N8998V
C/n / msn: 17264353
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Fairfield, NJ -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Teterboro, NJ
Destination airport:Teterboro, NJ
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE C-172 HAD BEEN CLEARED FOR AN OVERHEAD APPROACH TO ENTER A RIGHT DOWNWIND. THE PLT REPORTED OVERHEAD & ROGERED THAT HE SAW THE TRAFFIC COMING UP ON MIDFIELD. HE ALSO OKAYED THAT HE COULD FOLLOW THE TRAFFIC. HE WAS THEN INSTRUCTED TO START HIS RIGHT TURN. THE TOWER THEN TRANSMITTED TO THE C-150 ON DOWNWIND "ON THE DOWNWIND WATCH THE TRAFFIC COMING IN FROM OVERHEAD SIR." THE C-150 & C-172 THEN COLLIDED. THE C-172 SPIRALLED OUT OF CONTROL AND CRASHED, KILLING BOTH OCCUPANTS. THE C-150 LANDED SAFELY AND THE PLT SUFFERED MINOR INJURIES. THE C-150 HAD BEEN PERFORMING TOUCH & GO LANDINGS. AFTER HIS THIRD DEPARTURE HE CLIMBED TO 700 FT, MADE A RIGHT 90 DEG TURN & CLIMBED TO 1,200 FT. THE ACFT WAS LEVELED & A RIGHT 90 DEG TURN TO DOWNWIND WAS MADE. THE COLLISION OCCURRED AS THE ACFT ROLLED OUT. PUBLISHED TOWER CLIMB-OUT INSTRUCTIONS FOR RWY 22 IS A 20 DEG RIGHT TURN AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE, CLIMB TO 1,000 FT MSL BEFORE ANY FURTHER TURNS. OF THE THREE CONTROLLERS IN THE TOWER, TWO WERE NOT FACILITY-RATED & WERE IN TRAINING. THE TRAFFIC PATTERN WAS CONGESTED WITH ACFT IN CLOSED PATTERNS. CAUSE: FAILURE OF BOTH PILOTS TO SEE AND AVOID EACH OTHER RESULTING IN THE MID-AIR COLLISION.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20020917X04032


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
09-Jan-2019 09:58 liamdaniel98 Updated [Narrative]

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