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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 173628
Last updated: 25 April 2019
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Date:03-JAN-2004
Time:13:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-181
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N9272Q
C/n / msn: 2843038
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Groveland, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Vacaville, CA (KVCB)
Destination airport:Groveland, CA (Q68)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
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.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20040117X00071&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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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