NTSB Identification: CHI03LA017.
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Accident occurred Thursday, October 17, 2002 in Neenah, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/30/2003
Aircraft: Cessna 172, registration: N46459
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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The airplane sustained substantial damage when the right wing impacted a metal fuel tank guardrail during taxi for takeoff. The pilot reported that while he was taxiing from his hangar, the airplane's right wing hit a post next to the fuel depot. He reported that the late afternoon sun was a factor.

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

The pilot failed to maintain clearance from the post. Factors included the post and the sun glare.

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