NTSB Identification: CHI99LA312.
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Accident occurred Thursday, August 26, 1999 in BLOOMINGTON, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/30/2000
Aircraft: Cessna 172M, registration: N61612
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 airplane was landed on the road in a precautionary landing following a rough running engine. The pilot obtained the services of a mechanic to repair the airplane's magneto. After the repairs were completed, the pilot was taxiing the airplane for departure when both wings were damaged when they impacted road signs on each side of the roadway. Witnesses saw the airplane approaching the signs; however, had no way of warning the pilot who did not see them prior to impact.

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

the pilot's inadequate visual lookout and not performing a maneuver to avoid obstructions. A factor was the road signs.

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