Accident Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP N65537,
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Date:Tuesday 1 August 2023
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP
Owner/operator:Aces High Aviation LLC
Registration: N65537
MSN: 172S9726
Year of manufacture:2004
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Long Beach Airport (LGB/KLGB), Long Beach, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Taxi
Departure airport:Long Beach Airport, CA (LGB/KLGB)
Destination airport:Long Beach Airport, CA (LGB/KLGB)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
On August 1, 2023, at about 1637 local time, a Cessna 152, N46393, and a Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP, N65537, were involved in a ground collision at Long Beach Airport (LGB/KLGB), Long Beach, California.
There were no injuries.

The student pilot in a Cessna 152 reported that, after completing the engine start procedure checklist, he set the parking brake and both he and the instructor placed their feet on the brake pedals. As both pilots looked down to plug in their headsets the airplane rolled forward and struck the right wing of a Cessna 172 that was taxiing in front of them. As a result of the collision, the Cessna 172’s right wing was substantially damaged. The flight crews of both airplanes reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with their airplanes that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The flight instructor’s inattention during ground operations, which resulted in unintentional movement of the airplane and ground collision with another airplane.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: WPR23LA298B
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report





Revision history:

04-Aug-2023 07:30 Captain Adam Added
16-Nov-2023 22:22 Captain Adam Updated [Time, Total occupants, Source, Narrative, Accident report, Photo]

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