NTSB Identification: CHI87LA174.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34423.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 19, 1987 in TROY, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/25/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N6341D
Injuries: 1 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 PLT LNDD AT NGT & TAXIED THE ACFT TO A HANGAR AREA FOR A PASSENGER STOP. AFTER THE PASSENGER DEPLANED, THE PLT PROCEEDED TO MAKE A U-TURN AROUND A T-HANGAR & ONTO AN AUTOMOBILE SERVICE ROAD THAT WASN'T NORMALLY USED FOR ACFT. WHILETHE PLT WAS ATTEMPTING TO REENTER THE TAXIWAY, BY GOING BTN T-HANGARS, THE LEFT WING OF THE ACFT HIT A UTILITY POLE & WAS DAMAGED. THERE WERE NO LIGHTS IN THAT AREA.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND
LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT
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