NTSB Identification: NYC97LA065.
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Accident occurred Friday, March 21, 1997 in MIDDLETOWN, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/02/1998
Aircraft: Cessna 172, registration: N733LK
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.
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After landing in night visual meteorological conditions, the pilot taxied the airplane along a motor vehicle access road, and the airplane's right wing struck an aluminum lamp post. The pilot stated '...saw hangers where I wanted to be and a road leading up to hangers. Started up road taxing and struck light pole on this road.'
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: the pilot's improper decision to taxi on a motor vehicle access road at night, and his inadequate visual look out which resulted in the collision with an aluminum lamp post. A factor in this accident was the night condition. Full narrative available
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