NTSB Identification: CHI86FA036.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31810.
Accident occurred Friday, November 29, 1985 in CHICAGO, IL
Aircraft: CESSNA 404 II, registration: N167SA
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
THE TUG DRIVER WITH BAGGAGE CART FAILED TO YIELD TO A TAXIING ACFT WHEN CROSSING AN ACTIVE TAXIWAY. IT WAS DARK NITE. ACFT HAD POSITION/TAXI LITES ON. VEHICLE STOP SIGN TO TAXI CENTERLINE IS 70 FT. DRIVER SAID HE STOPPED AT SIGN. TUG STRUCK RT WG TIP, WG LEADING RUPTURING FUEL TANK AND SEPARATED ONE PROP BLADE FROM RT PROP HUB. ACFT WAS PUSHED 4 FT SIDEWAYS BY IMPACT.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:VISUAL LOOKOUT..INATTENTIVE..DRIVER OF VEHICLE
LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT
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