On May 19, 1999, at 1430 Alaska daylight time, a Taylorcraft F-19 airplane, N3585T, sustained substantial damage when it collided with a parked vehicle while taxiing for takeoff at the Lake Hood Strip, Anchorage, Alaska. The solo private pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated under 14 CFR Part 91 as a personal flight to the pilot's cabin on Flathorn Lake, Alaska. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and no flight plan was filed. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The pilot told the NTSB investigator-in-charge (IIC) during an interview on May 21, and in her NTSB Pilot/Operator report, that she was taxiing from parking to the airstrip on an uncontrolled, shared, vehicle road/taxiway. She offset to the right to avoid a pickup truck parked at the edge of the taxiway. The road/taxiway is asphalt, 28 feet wide. The pilot told the IIC she misjudged the clearance, and the airplane's left wingtip contacted the luggage rack of the truck. The airplane spun around and dropped into a 2 feet deep ditch next to the road, damaging the left-rear spar. The pilot did not describe any preaccident anomalies with the airplane.
The pickup truck was not damaged.