NTSB Identification: LAX86LA284.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32665.
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 02, 1986 in LOS ANGELES, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/10/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N54203
Injuries: 1 Minor,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 PRIVATE PLT HAD NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE AT THE LOS ANGELES INTL. ARPT. & THE PLT WAS UNKNOWLEDGEABLE OF THE EXISTENCE OF ARPT MOTOR VEHICLE TRAFFIC SERVICE ROADS. THE PLT WAS GIVEN AN ATC CLEARANCE TO TAXI, & IN THE DARKNESS THE PLT MISTOOK A SERVICE ROAD FOR THE DESIRED TAXIWAY. ALSO, THE PLT REPORTED TO THE NTSB THAT HE WAS IN A HURRY TO FLY FROM LAX TO SAN DIEGO BECAUSE HE HAD TO RETURN TO WORK. THE PLT ACKNOWLEDGED THAT, WHILE TAXIING, HE HAD MOMENTARILY DIVERTED HIS ATTENTION TO INSIDE THE COCKPIT. WHEN HE LOOKED BACK OUTSIDE HE OBSERVED A TRUCK, BUT HE BELIEVED HIS RIGHT WING WOULD CLEAR IT. THE TRUCK, WHICH HAD STOPPED ON THE SERVICE ROAD & WAS HOLDING FOR AIR TRAFFIC, WAS STRUCK ON ITS LEFT REAR SIDE BY THE CESSNA'S RIGHT WING.

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL/AURAL PERCEPTION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..VEHICLE


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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