NTSB Identification: NYC91LA186.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 45384.
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 16, 1991 in COLUMBUS, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/27/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N738VP
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 WAS TAXIING AT NIGHT WHEN HE STRUCK THE TAIL OF A PARKED AIRPLANE WITH HIS RIGHT WING. THE FAA SAID THE RAMP AREA WAS NOT VISIBLE FROM THE CONTROL TOWER. THE PILOT WAS USING THE TAXI LIGHT, HOWEVER HIS AIRPLANE WAS 60 FEET TO THE RIGHT OF THE TAXIWAY CENTERLINE WHEN THE COLLISION OCCURRED.

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

THE FAILURE OF THE PILOT TO MAINTAIN AN ADEQUATE VISUAL LOOKOUT WHICH RESULTED IN A GROUND COLLISION WITH A PARKED AIRCRAFT. FACTORS RELATED TO THE ACCIDENT WAS THE FAILURE OF THE PILOT TO TAXI ON THE TAXIWAY CENTERLINE AND NIGHT CONDITIONS.

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