LAX06CA025
LAX06CA025

On November 3, 2005, about 1700 Pacific standard time, a Cessna 182Q, N182HG, struck a hangar while taxiing at Torrance, California. The private pilot was operating the airplane under the provisions of 14 CFR Part 91. The pilot, the sole occupant was not injured; the airplane sustained substantial damage. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan had been filed. The pilot was taxiing to his hangar after a local flight.

In a written statement, the pilot stated that he was turning off the taxiway when the accident occurred. He was making a right-hand turn when his left wing came into contact with a hangar. The airplane veered left, and the propeller struck the outside wall of the structure. The collision resulted in damage to the hangar, propeller, and extensive damage to the left wing. The pilot felt that an excessive taxi speed and his poor judgement of the right-hand turn led to the accident.

The pilot stated that the airplane and engine had no mechanical failures or malfunctions during the flight.

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