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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 208614
Last updated: 14 February 2020
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Date:18-DEC-2017
Time:11:20
Type:Piper PA-20 Pacer
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N1562A
C/n / msn: 20-768
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Willow, AK -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Trail Lake, AK
Destination airport:Willow, AK (UUO)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot of a Piper PA-20 Pacer airplane (N1562A) reported that, while taxiing from the runway to his tie-down space, he was taxiing "into the sun". He added that, before he could react, he struck the tail of a Maule MX-7-180A Sportplane (N61SR), which was stopped on the taxiway.
The pilot of the Maule airplane reported to the Federal Aviation Administration inspector that he was planning to depart and had stopped on the taxiway to put on his seat belt, when his airplane was struck from behind.
The Piper sustained substantial damage to the right wing lift strut; the Maule sustained substantial damage to the empennage.
The Piper and Maule pilots reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplanes that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The other pilotís failure to see and avoid another airplane parked on the taxiway while taxiing in sun glare conditions.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20171218X80727&key=1

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


Images:


Photo: FAA

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Apr-2018 07:34 ASN Update Bot Added
02-Apr-2018 07:51 harro Updated [Narrative, Photo, ]
02-Apr-2018 08:02 harro Updated [Narrative, Photo, ]

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