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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 234916
Last updated: 10 September 2020
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Date:31-MAR-2020
Time:15:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28R model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28R-201T Turbo Arrow III
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N679X
C/n / msn: 28R-7703101
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Bermuda Dunes Airport (UDD/KUDD), Palm Springs, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Palm Springs-Bermuda Dunes Airport, CA (UDD/KUDD)
Destination airport:Palm Springs-Bermuda Dunes Airport, CA (UDD/KUDD)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot reported that, while taxiing to the runway, the airplane veered hard to the left. He shut down the engine and saw that the left wing had struck the windshield of a small truck parked at the edge of the taxiway near a hangar. He stated that, due to its location and color, neither he nor his passenger saw the truck because it blended in with the background of the hangar. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
 
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to see and avoid a parked vehicle near the taxiway edge.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20200407X00001&key=1
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N679X

FAA register: https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=679X

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 5 months
Download report: Final report
Location


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Apr-2020 21:22 Geno Added
01-Sep-2020 16:53 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Accident report, ]
01-Sep-2020 18:40 harro Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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