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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 127
Last updated: 20 April 2019
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Date:26-DEC-2007
Time:11:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172S
Owner/operator:Aviation Facilities, Inc.
Registration: N13974
C/n / msn: 172S10409
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Fullerton, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Fullerton, CA (FUL)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The student pilot had landed the airplane, exited the runway and was taxiing to parking. The tower controller informed the pilot that a helicopter was above him and to his right. The pilot looked to the right and saw the helicopter. While watching the helicopter, the pilot added right brake and throttle to move the airplane towards the center line of the taxiway. As the airplane turned, the pilot felt a jolt and saw that the airplane's left wing had contacted a utility trailer, substantially damaging the wing spar. The pilot stated that the accident could have been prevented if he had looked to all sides before turning and not allowed himself to be distracted by the presence of the helicopter.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain clearance while taxiing. Contributing to the accident was the pilot's diverted attention.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20080117X00072&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Jan-2008 21:28 JINX Added
21-Dec-2016 19:13 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:14 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:16 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:20 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
04-Dec-2017 19:03 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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