NTSB Identification: CEN12CA396
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 26, 2012 in Valparaiso, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/13/2012
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-161, registration: N6183H
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot was taxiing the airplane on the ramp and was turning the airplane to park. The pilot added power to complete the turn; however, he was not able to stop quickly enough after the turn was completed, and the airplane hit a nearby parked sport utility vehicle. The left wing spar was bent and the firewall was wrinkled. No preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures were found that would have precluded normal operation.

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

The pilot’s failure to stop the airplane while taxiing to park, which resulted in a collision with a parked vehicle.

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