NTSB Identification: LAX90LA077.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 41911.
Accident occurred Sunday, March 11, 1990 in WATSONVILLE, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/28/1992
Aircraft: CESSNA 182Q, registration: N759KM
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.

WHILE TAXIING FOR TAKEOFF THE COMMERCIAL PILOT INADVERTENTLY PROCEEDED INTO A SIX-INCH DEEP, TWO FOOT BY TWO FOOT WIDE, POT HOLE. THE IMPACT BUCKLED THE FIREWALL. THE PILOT ACKNOWLEDGED THAT PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT HE HAD BEEN AWARE OF THE POT HOLE'S EXISTENCE AND MISJUDGED THE AIRPLANE'S DISTANCE FROM IT.

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

THE PILOT'S INADEQUATE VISUAL LOOKOUT.

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