NTSB Identification: LAX98LA303.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, September 22, 1998 in SANTA ROSA, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/30/2000
Aircraft: Bellanca 14-13-2, registration: N74457
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot had just landed his airplane under daylight conditions and was taxiing to the parking area when the airplane struck an unoccupied truck, which was parked in a non-movement area of the airport. The pilot stated that there were no yellow center line markings painted on the taxiway. He said that his attention was directed at the hangar edges and he did not see the truck, which was parked, on the right side of the taxiway. The FAA measured the taxiway and noted that it was more than 60 feet wide, and the truck occupied less than 10 feet on the extreme right side of the taxiway.

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

The pilot's inadequate visual lookout during taxiing operations. A factor was the pilot's diverted attention while taxiing.

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