NTSB Identification: CHI00LA254A
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Friday, August 11, 2000 in NORTH PLATTE, NE
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/04/2001
Aircraft: Cessna 208B, registration: N1116Y
Injuries: 3 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.

A Cessna 208B sustained minor damage during taxiing when it impacted a standing Cessna 172N with two occupants. The 172N sustained substantial damage. The Cessna 172N while on a taxiway, "performed our run-up and opened our flight plan." The Cessna 208B's pilot said, "Then all of a sudden I saw the rudder of the airplane. There were no lights on the tail of 172 that I could see. I applied the brakes and slid the wheels but the propeller cut into the tail of the 172." A witness stated, "[The Cessna 172N] taxied out to taxi way 'B'. As he was leaving I saw that he did have his beacon on the tail flashing, this was about 10:40. ... As I walked outside, [the Cessna 208B] was on taxiway 'B' traveling at a moderate to slightly high speed. Nothing outrageous but he was moving along. Then I saw the impact. ... It wasn't until I drove out there that I saw the 172 with the tail tore off that I realized what had happened."

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

the pilot not maintaining clearance form the other airplane while taxiing. A factor was the dark night.

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