NTSB Identification: LAX96LA245.
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Accident occurred Friday, June 14, 1996 in LAS VEGAS, NV
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/25/1997
Aircraft: Piper PA-24-250, registration: N6420P
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

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After the pilot made a 10-minute daylight flight and landing to an unfamiliar airport, he received taxi instructions from the ground controller. The pilot was talking to the ground and inadvertently turned onto a vehicular access road and collided with 22 construction fence posts.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

the pilot's inadvertent turn onto a vehicular access road instead of a taxiway at a large unfamiliar airport, and his diverted attention.

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