NTSB Identification: LAX88LA186.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36366.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 14, 1988 in MERCED, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/09/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-34-200T, registration: N66SL
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.

WHILE TAXIING ON A DIRT ROAD, THE RIGHT WING STRUCK A TREE RESULTING IN SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE. THERE WERE NO MECHANICAL FAILURES OR MALFUNCTIONS REPORTED AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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