NTSB Identification: LAX00LA120.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, March 07, 2000 in REEDLEY, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/17/2001
Aircraft: Cessna 150E, registration: N6194T
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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The pilot reported that as she started to taxi following engine start, her seat slipped back and she lost directional control of the aircraft. The pilot, who is 69 inches tall, reported she was unable to attain full rudder deflection for nose wheel steering or full use of the brakes. The tip of the left wing struck a pole before she could regain control.

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

A loose seat latch which permitted the seat to move aft to a position where the pilot could no longer reach the controls.

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