NTSB Identification: ERA12LA355A
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, May 22, 2012 in Melbourne, FL
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-161, registration: N47749
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.


On May 22, 2012, about 2200 eastern daylight time, a Piper PA-28-161, N602FT, was substantially damaged when it was struck from behind by a Piper PA-28-161, N47749, while holding short on taxiway Alpha behind another airplane, at Melbourne International Airport (MLB), Melbourne, Florida. Both airplanes were operated by FIT Aviation LLC. The certificated flight instructor and certificated private pilot in N602FT, and the certificated private pilot in N47749 were not injured. Night visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plans were filed for the instructional flights operated under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91.

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