NTSB Identification: FTW85LA280.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29304.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 29, 1985 in FORT WORTH, TX
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28RT-201T, registration: N8473X
Injuries: 3 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.
PLT WAS TAXIING TO PARKING RAMP/HANGAR AFTER LANDING AND FOLLOWING LINEMAN'S SIGNALS. HE TURNED OFF THE ANGLING TAXIWAY TOO SOON AND THE NOSE AND RIGHT MAIN GEARS FELL INTO A HOLE/LOW AREA OFF THE EDGE OF THE TAXIWAY. THE PROPELLER AND RIGHT WING STRUCK THE GROUND WITH RESULTING SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE. THE PLT STATED HE SHOULD HAVE KEPT LANDING LIGHT ON TAXIWAY UNTIL CLEARING TAXIWAY INTERSECTION INSTEAD OF FOLLOWING LINEMAN'S INSTRUCTIONS.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..FBO PERSONNEL
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:VISUAL LOOKOUT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
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