NTSB Identification: LAX91LA010.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 43981.
Accident occurred Tuesday, October 16, 1990 in SAN CARLOS, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/30/1992
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N73403
Injuries: 2 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 HAD BEEN WASHED BEFORE DEPARTING ON THE ACCIDENT FLIGHT. THE PILOT WAS GOING TO FLY THE AIRPLANE AROUND THE PATTERN TO DRY IT OFF SO THAT IT COULD BE WAXED. WHILE TAXIING TO THE RUN-UP AREA THE PILOT FAILED TO STAY ON THE TAXIWAY CENTER LINE. THE RIGHT WING COLLIDED WITH THE WIND SOCK MAST.

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

THE PILOT'S VISUAL LOOKOUT WAS INADEQUATE.

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