Accident Cessna 172R N859CP,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 298495
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Date:Friday 7 September 2001
Time:21:20 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 172R
Owner/operator:Airline Training Academy
Registration: N859CP
MSN: 172-80540
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Orlando, Florida -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Orlando Executive Airport, FL (ORL/KORL)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The flight instructor stated that he was taxiing N859CP when he saw the landing light from another aircraft flash at him. He said he partially lost his night vision, and then realized that the other aircraft's engine was operating, but the aircraft did not have its position or beacon lights illuminated, so he thought it was a flight crew about to depart. He said he turned his aircraft's taxi light off, so as not to affect their night vision also, but when he looked up again, he saw he was about to collide with the other parked aircraft. He said he tried to apply the brakes, but it was too late, and the other aircraft's propeller struck his aircraft's wing. According to an FAA inspector who conducted the postaccident investigation, the other aircraft, N9531D was being operated by company maintenance personnel while it was tied down, and was not being operated with any intent for flight.

Probable Cause: the pilot's failure to keep a proper visual lookout and ensure proper clearance during taxi operations, which resulted in a collision with another parked aircraft.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 months
Download report: Final report



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