NTSB Identification: LAX01LA075B
Accident occurred Monday, January 15, 2001 in San Luis Obispo, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/02/2002
Aircraft: Cessna 310, registration: N890GR
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot reported that he was in the run-up area for runway 29 and had just completed cycling the props when he noticed movement to the right side of the aircraft. He looked over and saw a Cessna T210L approaching from his right and slightly behind. The T210L's left wing struck the right tip tank then passed through the propeller arc of the right engine and was severed approximately 5 feet inboard. Both aircraft were shutdown and there were no injuries. The pilot of the taxing T210L reported the morning sun restricted his vision, but he continued to taxi.

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

The failure of the other pilot to ensure adequate taxi clearance between aircraft.

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