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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 175150
Last updated: 18 February 2020
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Date:14-FEB-2004
Time:19:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172S
Owner/operator:The Flight School of Palm Springs
Registration: N262TA
C/n / msn: 172S9262
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Riverside, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Palm Springs, CA (PSP)
Destination airport:Riverside, CA (RAL)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The airplane departed the taxiway and collided with terrain while taxiing from landing. After taxiing off the runway, the controller cleared the pilot to taxi to the ramp area. He was unfamiliar with the airport and requested further instructions. In an effort to comply with what he thought the controller was telling him to do, he departed the taxiway. He continued down a grassy area and collided with a median. The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane.
Probable Cause: the pilot's inadequate visual lookout, which resulted in his failure to maintain proper alignment with the taxiway. Factors in the accident were the dusk lighting conditions and pilot not understanding the ground control taxi clearance.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20040306X00285&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Apr-2015 18:34 Noro Added
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
07-Dec-2017 17:42 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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