NTSB Identification: ANC14CA036
Scheduled 14 CFR Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter
Accident occurred Wednesday, May 14, 2014 in Aniak, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/30/2014
Aircraft: CESSNA 208B, registration: N1275N
Injuries: 1 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.

After unloading the airplane, the pilot did a walk around, then started the engine. As he began taxiing for takeoff, he misjudged the distance from the horizontal stabilizer and a fork lift that was parked near the cargo door. The horizontal stabilizer hit the forklift sustaining substantial damage. The operator stated that there were no mechanical anomalies with the airplane 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 maintain clearance from a forklift while taxiing.

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