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NTSB Identification: GAA17CA205
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, March 24, 2017 in Baltimore, MD
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/07/2017
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N13499
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.

The solo student pilot reported that, as she taxied into the run-up area, the right wing impacted a parked airplane. The airplane continued and then impacted two other airplanes in the run-up area.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings.
The student pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
  • The student pilot’s failure to maintain clearance from other airplanes in the run-up area.