NTSB Identification: NYC87LA228.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35592.
Accident occurred Friday, July 31, 1987 in GROTON, CT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/14/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N53461
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 AIRCRAFT WAS TAXIING TO THE RAMP AFTER LANDING. WHILE THE PILOT WAS MANEUVERING THE AIRCRAFT INTO A PARKING SPACE, THE AIRCRAFT WAS POSITIONED IN SUCH A WAY THAT THE SUN HAD BLINDED HIM TEMPORARILY. AS THE PILOT TURNED THE AIRCRAFT THE LEFT WING CONTACTED THE LIGHT POLE.

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

MANEUVER..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..POLE


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..SUNGLARE


Contributing Factors

VISUAL/AURAL PERCEPTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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