Accident Diamond DA20-A1 Katana N189DA,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 133290
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Date:Saturday 6 March 1999
Type:Silhouette image of generic DV20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Diamond DA20-A1 Katana
Owner/operator:Utah Valley State College
Registration: N189DA
MSN: 10189
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Provo, UT -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:PVU
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
N189DA, a Diamond-DA 20-A1 was one of several airplanes in the traffic pattern for runway 31, which was the active runway. The airplane landed and was on landing rollout when it was struck by N4312A, a Piper PA-28-235 that was on takeoff roll on runway 18. The collision occurred at the intersection of runways 31 and 18. The pilot of the piper said he saw two airplanes in the traffic pattern, and heard both pilots advise of their positions and intentions. The pilot of the piper announced that he would be taxiing onto runway 18 for departure because he had 'plenty of time to depart before either of the two aircraft were in position to land.' He did not see the diamond, which was ahead of the other two airplanes. Two other pilots reported having near collisions with the piper earlier that day, and one pilot reported having a near collision with the piper two months earlier.
Probable Cause: The pilot exercising poor judgment by ignoring proper procedures/directives, his intentional selection of the wrong runway for takeoff, and his failure to maintain an adequate visual lookout. Factors were his ostentatious display, the other airplane moving on the ground, and the other pilot's failure to maintain an adequate visual lookout.



Revision history:

21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
26-Nov-2017 10:56 ASN Update Bot Updated [Total occupants, Source, Narrative]

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