NTSB Identification: ANC08LA106A
Nonscheduled 14 CFR Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter
Accident occurred Monday, August 18, 2008 in Bethel, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/11/2009
Aircraft: CESSNA 207A, registration: N9935M
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
Two airplanes of the same make and model and operated by the same air taxi operator were taxiing to the runway from the ramp area. Airplane "B" had stopped in the ramp area, when airplane "A" came from behind and struck airplane "B's" left wing with its right wing. Both airplanes were preparing to depart on Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 air taxi flights. The director of operations for the operator indicated that there were no mechanical problems with either airplane and that the pilot of airplane "A" was taxiing too fast for the conditions and didn't see the other airplane in time to stop. Both airplanes received substantial damage.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot's excessive taxi speed while taxiing to the runway, and his failure to see the stopped airplane ahead of him in time to avoid a collision. Full narrative available
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