September 25, 1978
San Diego, California
Pacific Southwest Airlines, Flight 182
Boeing B-727-214

Midair collision. The PSA was descending and about to land at Lindbergh Field. The Cessna
was climbing while engaged in practice approaches. The 727 overtook and struck the Cessna
from the rear. The primary cause was the PSA crew lost sight of the Cessna and did not make
that fact known to the ATC. The ATC failed to realize from the PSA transmissions that they
lost sight of the Cessna. One hundred thirty-five killed on the PSA, two on the Cessna and
seven on the ground.