NTSB Identification: FTW82FPD10
Accident occurred Sunday, April 25, 1982 in GRAND PRAIRIE, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/1983
Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65, registration: N70108
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

WHILE THE PILOT WAS TAXIING TO THE ENGINE RUN-UP AREA, HIS RIGHT WING STRUCK THE PROPELLER OF A PIPER PA-24 (N7545P) THAT WAS POSITIONED AT THE EDGE OF THE TAXIWAY. THE PILOT BELIEVED THAT IF HE HAD BEEN MAKING SHARPER S-TURNS WHILE TAXIING, HE WOULD HAVE SEEN THE OTHER AIRCRAFT SOONER AND WOULD HAVE STOPPED.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..AIRCRAFT PARKED/STANDING

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