NTSB Identification: ATL84LA055.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24152.
Accident occurred Friday, November 25, 1983 in CHARLOTTE, NC
Aircraft: CESSNA T303, registration: N2302C
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.

DURING TAXI FOR TAKEOFF THE PILOT BECAME DISORIENTED AND THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A DITCH WHERE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW TAXIWAY AND OLD ASPHALT CONNECTED. THE PLT STATED HE COULD NOT DETERMINE THE DIFFERENCE IN THE LEVELS OF THE TWO SURFACES. THE TAXIWAY WAS NOT LIGHTED NOR WAS THE DUGOUT AREA BARRICADED OR MARKED.

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

UNSAFE/HAZARDOUS CONDITION..NOT IDENTIFIED..AIRPORT PERSONNEL


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..NIGHT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,TAXIWAY CONDITION..INADEQUATE


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,TAXIWAY MARKING..INADEQUATE

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