NTSB Identification: IAD02LA085.
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Accident occurred Monday, August 05, 2002 in Williamsport, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/13/2003
Aircraft: Cessna 172N, registration: N739GV
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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The student pilot initiated a left turn in front of a fixed base operator, to taxi to a runway. While looking to the right during the turn, the airplane's left wing struck a building. The student pilot had not previously practiced 180-degree turns while taxiing, and there were no mechanical anomalies with the airplane.

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

The student pilot's failure to maintain adequate clearance from a building while taxiing.

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