ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 177515
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Narrative:A backhoe backed onto a taxiway and impacted an airplane while it was taxiing. The pilot indicated that he observed the backhoe next to the taxiway and elected to stop to see what it was doing. When he noted that the backhoe was not moving, he proceeded to move ahead on the taxiway. As the airplane taxied abeam the backhoe, the backhoe moved back onto the taxiway and impacted the airplane's right wing. The pilot and chief pilot reported that there were no preaccident anomalies with the airplane.
|Date:||Thursday 13 May 2004|
|Total airframe hrs:||4172 hours|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1|
|Aircraft damage:|| Substantial|
|Location:||Tucson, AZ -
United States of America
|Departure airport:||Tucson, AZ (RYN)|
|Investigating agency: ||NTSB|
|Confidence Rating:|| Accident investigation report completed and information captured|
Probable Cause: the backhoe driver's failure to maintain visual lookout while maneuvering near a taxiway, which resulted in its collision with a taxiing airplane.
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