NTSB Identification: ATL82IA218
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Incident occurred Thursday, July 29, 1982 in HAMPTON, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/29/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N714TA
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators used data provided by various sources and may not have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.
DURING TAXI AFTER LANDING, THIS AIRCRAFT STRUCK 3 AIRCRAFT POSITIONED ON THE NORTHSIDE OF THE TAXIWAY. THE PARKED AIRCRAFT WERE NORMALLY TIED DOWN ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE TAXIWAY, BUT HAD BEEN REPOSITIONED BY AIRPORT PERSONNEL TO FACILITATE CUTTING THE GRASS IN THE TIEDOWN AREA. THE PILOT STATED THAT AT THE MOMENT OF THE COLLISION HE WAS LOOKING INSIDE THE COCKPIT TO RAISE THE FLAPS. AFTER INITIAL CONTACT, THE ACCIDENT AIRCRAFT YAWED LEFT AND STRUCK 2 OTHER AIRCRAFT. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN 9 INCHES OF CLEARANCE BETWEEN WING TIP AND RUDDER WITH THE ACCIDENT AIRCRAFT CENTERED ON THE TAXIWAY.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this incident to be:CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND
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