Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Cessna 172M Skyhawk, N8926V, Career Flight Training and Aircraft Rental Inc: Accident occurred April 04, 2016 in Punta Gorda, Charlotte County, Florida


FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Miami FSDO-19

NTSB Identification: GAA16CA186
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, April 04, 2016 in Punta Gorda, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/15/2016
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N8926V
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.

The pilot reported that during taxi through a high traffic density ramp area, the left wing impacted a light pole, which resulted in substantial damage to the left wing. 

According to the pilot there were no preimpact 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 avoid obstacles and maintain situational awareness while taxiing.

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