Accident Cessna 172P Skyhawk N65057,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 298520
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Date:Sunday 2 September 2001
Time:08:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 172P Skyhawk
Owner/operator:Maine Instrument Flight
Registration: N65057
MSN: 172-75677
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Augusta State Airport, Kennebec County, ME -   United States of America
Phase: Taxi
Departure airport:Augusta State Airport, ME (AUG/KAUG)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot said he had returned from a local pleasure flight, and taxied the airplane to the operator's ramp. He said that the flight was only his second from that airport. The pilot taxied towards the fuel pumps to service the airplane, and an airport employee signaled to get his attention. The pilot said his attention was directed at the airport employee, and as the airplane approached the pumps, the leading edge of the right wing tip struck a sign post.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain the proper distance from a sign post during taxi.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 8 months
Download report: Final report



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