On February 11, 1995, about 1135 eastern standard time, N8778Y, a Piper PA-30 was struck by a vehicle on taxi after landing at Miami International Airport, Miami, Florida. The airplane was operated by the pilot, Malcolm Zimet, and was completing a 14 CFR Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and a VFR flight plan had been filed. The airplane was substantially damaged and the pilot and one passenger were not injured. The truck was damaged and the driver reported minor injuries. The flight originated from San Salvador, Bahamas, about 1 hour 15 minutes earlier. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
Initial examination of the airplane by local FAA inspectors revealed damage to the airplane right wing, fuel tank, and ribs. The truck was traveling west and the airplane was taxiing north. Examination of the taxiway intersection revealed painted stop letters on the vehicular driving lane.