Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Consolidated Vultee BT-15, Colville Inc., N67086 and Mooney M20J N201DQ: Accident occurred February 13, 2016 in Chino, San Bernardino County, California

COLVILLE INC: http://registry.faa.gov/N67086


FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Riverside FSDO-21

NTSB Identification: GAA16CA132A 

14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, February 13, 2016 in Chino, CA
Aircraft: CONSOLIDATED VULTEE BT 15, registration: N67086
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB Identification: GAA16CA132B

14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, February 13, 2016 in Chino, CA
Aircraft: MOONEY M20J, registration: N201DQ
Injuries: 2 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.

According to the taxiing pilot, during taxi to the run-up area in order to perform a maintenance check, he attempted to maneuver around an airplane that had stopped in the non-movement area. He reported that the left wing of his airplane impacted the tail of the stopped airplane. 

According to the pilot of the stopped airplane, he had taxied out of the refuel station in order to allow other aircraft to refuel. He reported that he taxied south and stopped in the non-movement area next to the aircraft tie downs, where he remained stopped for approximately five minutes as he set up the radios and received the ATIS information for his flight. He reported that he felt an impact from the rear of his airplane; he shut down his engine, and exited the airplane. 

The taxiing airplane sustained minor damage to the left wing and stopped airplane sustained substantial damage to the aft fuselage and vertical stabilizer.

Both pilots reported that there were no mechanical failures or anomalies with the airplane prior to or during the taxi that would have prevented normal flight operation.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The taxiing pilot's failure to remain a safe distance from the stopped airplane while taxiing to the run-up area, resulting in a ground collision and substantial damage.

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