NTSB Identification: SEA02LA017.
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Accident occurred Saturday, November 24, 2001 in Snohomish, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/20/2002
Aircraft: Cessna 172N, registration: N733XW
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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While the flight instructor was scanning the area for traffic, the student pilot was maneuvering the aircraft as close as possible to the end of the runway in preparation for a short field takeoff. The student misjudged the distance from the fence that borders the airport and during a right turn, the left wing struck the chain link fence.

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

The student pilot misjudged the distance from a fence during taxi. The flight instructors inadequate supervision and the fence were factors.

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