Accident Piper PA-28-181 N9272Q,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 173628
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Date:Saturday 3 January 2004
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-28-181
Registration: N9272Q
MSN: 2843038
Year of manufacture:1996
Total airframe hrs:772 hours
Engine model:Lycoming O-360 Series
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Groveland, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Taxi
Departure airport:Vacaville, CA (KVCB)
Destination airport:Groveland, CA (Q68)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The left wing of the airplane collided with a parked vehicle on the taxiway. The pilot was taxiing down the center of the taxiway, and was distracted by light snow and slush located in a dip. While he was focused on the dip, the collision occurred. The pilot did not report any mechanical problems with the airplane prior to the accident.
Probable Cause: the pilot's inadequate visual lookout, and his failure to maintain obstacle clearance. Factors to the accident were the parked vehicle, and the pilot's diverted attention.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: LAX04CA088
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report




Revision history:

07-Feb-2015 07:56 Noro Added
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
07-Dec-2017 17:37 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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