Preliminary Accident Reports

June 1999 Issue

March 21, Scottsdale, Ariz. / Piper PA-28-181 and Rockwell NA-265-80 Sabreliner

At 17:25 MST, a Piper Archer and a Rockwell Sabreliner collided on taxiway A while taxing to their respective parking locations at the Scottsdale airport. No one was injured on either airplane. The Archer was substantially damaged and the Sabreliner suffered minor damage. Both aircraft had just landed on runway 21 and were in contact with the tower. The Archer landed first and the pilot was told by the ground controller to proceed southbound on taxiway A to parking. As she approached turnoff A5, the Sabreliner exited the runway in front of her. When it became apparent that the Rockwell was not stopping she was too close and tried to turn to the right to avoid the collision. The Piperís left...

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