NTSB Identification: ANC96IA085.
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Incident occurred Wednesday, June 05, 1996 in NAKNEK, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/31/1998
Aircraft: Champion 7GCBC, registration: N9113L
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators used data provided by various sources and may not have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.
The pilot landed at the Naknek airport after a local flight. He was following another airplane to the parking ramp. He waited and allowed the other airplane to clear the runway first. The pilot stated he looked for vehicles before crossing the road that transects the parking ramp access taxiways. The road parallels the runway just outside of the runway lights. As the pilot started to taxi, an automobile passed in front of his airplane. He applied the brakes and nosed down. The vehicle did not stop and the operator was located later. The operator was an unlicensed youth. The road is within the runway safety area as defined in the regulations. There were no warning signs posted on the road or the taxiway warning of a hazard or obstruction.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this incident to be: The inadequate visual lookout of the vehicle driver, and the inadequate visual lookout of the pilot. A factor was the State of Alaska's failure to provide taxiway hazard warning signs which would alert vehicles of the active aerodrome. Full narrative available
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