NTSB Identification: LAX86LA055.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30091.
Accident occurred Wednesday, November 27, 1985 in SANTA MARIA, CA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-300, registration: N32998
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.

AFTER COMPLETING A NIGHTTIME BUSINESS FLIGHT, THE PLT LANDED AND TAXIED TO PARKING. ENROUTE THE PLT ATTEMPTED TO TAXI BETWEEN TWO HANGARS AND AROUND A WASH RACK. THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH AN UNMARKED CURB ADJACENT TO THE WASH RACK AND THE GEAR COLLAPSED BENDING THE RIGHT WING. THE PLT STATED THAT THE CURB PROTRUDED INTO AN AREA OF THE RAMP WHERE ACFT ARE PERMITTED TO TAXI.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..NIGHT

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