AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT REPORT USAF CONVAIR VT-29D (CV-340) AND CESSNA 150H, N50430 NEWPORT NEWS, VIRGINIA JANUARY 9, 1975

About 1836 e.s.t., on January 9, 1975, a United States Air Force Convair VT-29D (CV-340) and a Cessna 150H collided in flight over the James River near Newport News, Virginia, at an altitude of 1,500 feet. The five crewmembers and two passengers aboard the Convair and the pilot and passenger aboard the Cessna were killed. Both aircraft were destroyed by the collision and subsequent impact with the water. The Convair was executing a precision radar approach to Langley Air Force Base and was under the control of the Langley Ground Control Approach final controller. The Cessna was on a local pleasure flight; it was operating in accordance with visual flight rules, and was not on a flight plan. The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was the human limitation inherent in the see-and-avoid concept, which can be critical in a terminal area with a combination of controlled and uncontrolled traffic.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Transportation Safety Board

    Office of Aviation Safety
    Washington, DC  United States  20594
  • Publication Date: 1975-6-18

Media Info

  • Pagination: 31 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00092241
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB-AAR-75-10, File-3-0001
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1976 12:00AM