NTSB Identification: LAX88LA296.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37755.
Scheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Thursday, August 25, 1988 in PRESCOTT, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/04/1992
Aircraft: CESSNA 402C, registration: N5715C
Injuries: 9 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, IN ORDER TO CLEAR A PARKED AIRPLANE TO THE RIGHT, THE PILOT MANEUVERED THE AIRPLANE LEFT OF THE CENTERLINE. THE LEFT MAIN LANDING GEAR TRAVELED OFF THE ASPHALT. THE AIRPLANE PIVOTED 90 DEGREES FROM THE DIRECTION OF TRAVEL COLLAPSING THE LANDING GEAR. MEASUREMENTS OF THE TAXIWAY AND THE WINGSPAN OF THE AIRPLANE, REVEALED THAT THE PILOT HAD TO MANEUVER MORE THAT 3 FT BUT LESS THAN 7 FT LEFT OF THE CENTERLINE IN ORDER TO CLEAR THE AIRPLANE ON THE RIGHT AND TO REMAIN ON THE TAXIWAY.

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

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ASSISTANCE..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,TAXIWAY CONDITION..CONGESTED


Contributing Factors

MONITORING..INADEQUATE..AIRPORT PERSONNEL

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