Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Piper PA-28-161, Ari-Ben Aviator, Inc., N705RA: Accident occurred January 31, 2016 in Everglades, Collier County, Florida

NTSB Identification: GAA16CA119 
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, January 31, 2016 in Everglades, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/05/2016
Aircraft: PIPER PA 28-161, registration: N705RA
Injuries: 3 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 pilot reported that after landing at an unfamiliar airport, and while taxiing, the airplane's right wing impacted two airplanes that were parked in the parking area, which resulted in substantial damage to the right wing. 

The pilot reported that there were no pre-impact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot's failure to maintain adequate wing clearance while taxiing, which resulted in a collision with two unoccupied airplanes.

Ari-Ben Aviator, Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N705RA

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