NTSB Identification: LAX82DA180
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, May 17, 1982 in BAKERSFIELD, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/17/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N6459D
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

THE STUDENT PILOT HAD BEEN CLEARED TO LAND AT MEADOWS FIELD BUT LANDED FIVE MILES TO THE SOUTH-SOUTHEAST AT BAKERSFIELD AIRPARK. UPON TAXIING BACK TO TAKEOFF THE LEFT WING COLLIDED WITH A BACKHOE WHICH WAS WORKING ALONGSIDE THE RUNWAY INSTALLING A LIGHTING SYSTEM.

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

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

OBJECT..VEHICLE

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