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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 218336
Last updated: 30 July 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-161 Cadet
Owner/operator:Pilot Training Center Llc
Registration: N607FT
C/n / msn: 2841215
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Miami Executive Airport (KTMB), Miami-Dade County, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Taxi
Departure airport:Miami, FL (TMB)
Destination airport:Miami, FL (TMB)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The student pilot in the low-wing airplane reported that, after landing, she exited the runway onto a taxiway, which was occupied by a high-wing airplane that had landed before her. She attempted to pass the high-wing airplane on the left, but her airplane’s right wing struck the other airplane's left wing lift strut. Her airplane then turned right about 180°, and the right wing struck the propeller and then the right wing of the high-wing airplane.
The flight instructor in the high-wing airplane reported that, after exiting the runway onto a taxiway, he "felt a small hit on the left side." He saw a low-wing airplane make a right, 180° turn around the front of his airplane and impact its right wing.
The low- and high-wing airplanes sustained substantial damage to their right wings.
The student reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The student pilot's improper decision to taxi past another airplane occupying the taxiway and her subsequent failure to maintain clearance from the airplane.


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Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 10 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

22-Nov-2018 17:12 Captain Adam Added
22-Nov-2018 19:39 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type]
05-Dec-2018 22:09 Geno Updated [Time, Location, Source]
02-Oct-2019 07:54 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Total occupants, Country, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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