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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 213040
Last updated: 10 April 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DA40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Diamond DA40 Diamond Star
Owner/operator:Cae Oxford Aviation Academy Phoenix Inc
Registration: N53SL
C/n / msn: 40.519
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Gila Bend, AZ -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Mesa, AZ (FFZ)
Destination airport:Gila Bend, AZ (E63)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that, after taxiing to the ramp, he set the parking brake. He added that he released the foot brake, the airplane rolled forward, and impacted a pole.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing.
The flight safety officer reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation. He added that, after the accident, he verified proper operation of the parking brake.

Probable Cause: The pilotís failure to properly set the parking brake, which resulted in an impact with a pole.



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

Revision history:

08-Jul-2018 13:13 ASN Update Bot Added

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