Mid-air collision Accident Boeing 727-14 N973PS, Wednesday 15 January 1969
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Date:Wednesday 15 January 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic B721 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 727-14
Owner/operator:Pacific Southwest Airlines - PSA
Registration: N973PS
MSN: 18911/167
Year of manufacture:1965
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7B
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 22
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor, repaired
Location:near San Francisco, CA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:San Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO/KSFO)
Destination airport:Ontario International Airport, CA (ONT/KONT)
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The PSA Boeing 727 was climbing to its cruising altitude when it collided with a Cessna 182L, registered N42242. Both aircraft were in controlled airspace on the same frequency. The Boeing continued to Ontario and landed safely. The Cessna's right wing was damaged so the pilot decided to return to San Francisco.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Pilots-in-command of each aircraft failed to see and avoid the other aircraft."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: 
Report number: OAK69A0043
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report



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