NTSB Identification: MKC85LA145.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28346.
Accident occurred Monday, July 01, 1985 in CEDAR RAPIDS, IA
Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BC12-D, registration: N95162
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.

WHILE TAXIING TO TAKEOFF, THE PLT WAS PROCEEDING BETWEEN 2 ROWS OF HANGARS. HE STATED THAT HE WAS HAVING A PROBLEM WITH THE ACFT TRANSCEIVER & WAS ADJUSTING IT FOR TAXI INSTRUCTIONS. AT ABOUT THAT TIME, THE RIGHT WING TIP OF THE ACFT STRUCK THE TAIL ROTOR OF A SMALL HELICOPTER.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..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:

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..AIRCRAFT PARKED/STANDING

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