NYC01LA010
NYC01LA010

On October 6, 2000, about 1630 Eastern Daylight Time, a Beech BE-23, N8895M, was substantially damaged while taxiing at Lincoln Park Airport (N07), Lincoln Park, New Jersey. The certificated commercial pilot and passenger were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the local personal flight conducted under 14 CFR Part 91.

The pilot stated that he had recently bought the airplane. The pilot was not a certified flight instructor, but he was teaching his girlfriend to taxi. While taxiing, the pilot was distracted by a wasp in the cockpit. While his attention was diverted, the airplane veered off to the right side of the taxiway, and struck a parked airplane. The right wing of his airplane sustained substantial damage, and the propeller and windscreen of the parked airplane was damaged. The pilot added that the parked airplane was much closer to the taxiway than all other parked airplanes at N07.

According to a Lincoln Park Police Officer, the pilot reported that he had just landed, and was taxiing toward the parking area. He was distracted by a wasp and struck the parked airplane.

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